The Cincinnati Reds picked up a win in the day game of today’s day/night doubleheader. Elly De La Cruz drove in six runs in the 9-4 win that gave Cincinnati a series win. Tonight they’ll go for the series sweep.
Los Angeles Angels
|Noelvi Marte – 3B||Nolan Schanuel – 1B|
|Matt McLain – 2B||Shohei Ohtani – DH|
|Elly De La Cruz – SS||Mike Moustakas – 3B|
|Spencer Steer – DH||Luis Rengifo – 2B|
|Christian Encarnacion-Strand – 1B||Randal Grichuk – LF|
|TJ Friedl – CF||Mickey Moniak – CF|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Hunter Renfroe – RF|
|TJ Hopkins – LF||Matt Thaiss – C|
|Will Benson – RF||Andrew Velazquez – SS|
|Lyon Richardson – RHP||Reid Detmers – LHP|
|Links: Lyon Richardson’s Stats | Reid Detmers’s Stats
The Reds are going to give Richardson another spot start tonight. It will be his second start and he’ll be looking to perform a little better this time around after allowing four runs in 3.0 innings in his big league debut earlier this month.
Take the splits for what they are worth – a little, but not a lot given that most of it’s come from the minor leagues – but this season he’s been much better against lefties than he has against righties.
Splits (MiLB & MLB)
Pitch Usage (AAA & MLB)
The month of August has been a wild one for the lefty. He allowed seven earned runs in his first two starts of the month, covering just 6.1 innings, and he allowed five homers in those two games. But his last time out he allowed one hit in 7.1 shutout innings against Texas.
When it comes to the splits, Detmers has some reverse ones going on this year. Left-handed hitters haven’t gotten nearly as many opportunities against him as righties have, but they are hitting 50 points higher and slugging 142 points higher. Right-handed hitters walk more, but that’s about it. They don’t hit for average or for much power.
When and Where
- Game time: 9:38pm ET
- Where: Angels Stadium
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv (out of market)
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 82°, sunny, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
The Cubs and Brewers both won earlier today.
*Standings at the start of the day*
|Playoff Odds via Fangraphs|