Taylor Swift is no longer in Cincinnati, but maybe she left a few hits around for the Reds on Sunday. The first place Reds will be looking for a series win against the San Diego Padres this afternoon after the two teams split the first two games of their 3-game set. First pitch is set for 1:40pm ET.
San Diego Padres
|Ha-Seong Kim – 2B||TJ Friedl – CF|
|Fernando Tatis Jr. – RF||Matt McLain – SS|
|Juan Soto – LF||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Manny Machado – 3B||Elly De La Cruz – 3B|
|Xander Bogaerts – SS||Jake Fraley – RF|
|Gary Sanchez – C||Joey Votto – DH|
|Jake Cronenworth – 1B||Spencer Steer – 1B|
|Nelson Cruz – DH||Will Benson – LF|
|Trent Grisham – CF||Luke Maile – C|
|Adrian Morejon – LHP||Andrew Abbott – LHP|
|Links: Andrew Abbott’s Stats | Adrian Morejon’s Stats
In a rotation that’s seen many troubles over the last two months, Andrew Abbott has been like a supernova. He’s made five starts and allowed four runs while throw six innings in all but one start. He threw 5.2 innings in that outing. The last time out he picked up his 4th win on the season while allowing a run in 6.0 innings against Baltimore.
Left-handed hitters haven’t done much of anything against him so far this season in the big leagues, going 3-19 with three singles and eight strikeouts. Right-handed hitters have a lower average than that, but they are walking at a good rate and they’ve shown at least some extra-base power – though not much.
The Padres didn’t announce their starting pitcher until about 75 minutes before the start of the game, giving us next to no time to prepare his write up. Morejon began the year on the injured list and then made five appearances in A-ball before making four appearances in Triple-A in June. He was called up in late June and has made four relief appearances with the Padres. None of his outings this season have lasted more than 2.1 innings, so expect to see a revolving door of relievers this afternoon.
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When and Where
- Game time: 1:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 82°, cloudy, 15% chance of rain
News and Notes
Derek Law activated, Fairchild called up
The Reds made four roster moves on Sunday prior to the game. They activated Derek Law from the injured list and called up outfielder Stuart Fairchild from Triple-A. Eduardo Salazar was optioned back to Triple-A, and Alec Mills was designated for assignment. You can read more about all of those moves in our piece from earlier if that’s what you’re looking for.
Tony Santillan is back in Cincinnati
Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Tony Santillan is in the clubhouse today. He’s been rehabbing with Louisville. He made seven appearances with the Bats between June 13th and June 30th. He’s eligible to come off of the injured list, so it’s possible he could be activated soon.
|Playoff Odds via Fangraphs|