The players and fans of the Cincinnati Reds hope the team can get back on track in the first game of a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park at 9.45pm Eastern Time.
The six-game winning streak ended pretty tough at the weekend. The Reds lost their last two games in Phoenix by a combined result of 15-3. Cincinnati has not done well on the West Coast in recent years, and a quick rebound would be a very positive move for a team whose collective identity is still being determined becomes.
Both starters had very good first starts to the season and will try to make another effective effort. Miley, currently running as the fifth starter, has an opportunity to improve his reputation. Both Jeff Hoffman and Jose DeLeon had disappointing second starts. Miley has a more established and consistent career record than either and will hopefully take on a leadership role on the rotation. An effective start tonight will all but keep his position in the rotation if someone has to leave to make room for Sonny Gray.
Right-handed Sanchez has a career record of 34-33 with an ERA of 3.97. He distinguishes himself as a starter with medium to rear rotation against whom the Reds should have the opportunity to cause damage.
Cincinnati’s bullpen is 2-0 with two saves and an ERA of 5.00 in 36 innings. The only helpers who are unlikely to show up tonight are Cam Bedrosian and Carson Fulmer after 1, 2 and 2 innings were thrown on Sunday. As long as Tejay Antone is not used in the starting rotation, I would love to use him in high leverage, late game situations.
|LF Jesse Winker||RF Austin Slater|
|RF Nick Castellanos||2B Donovan Solano|
|1B Joey Votto||LF Darin reputation|
|SS Eugenio Suarez||3B Evan Longoria|
|3B Mike Moustakas||1B Wilmer Flores|
|CF Nick Senzel||C Buster Posey|
|2B Jonathan India||CF Mauricio Dubon|
|C Tucker Barnhart||SS Brandon Crawford|
|P wade Miley||P Aaron Sanchez|
Giants manager Gabe Kapler has loaded his line-up with right-handed fights against the left Miley. Only Brandon Crawford hits from the left.
Only Nick Castellanos and Mike Moustakas faced Sanchez, with career records of 3:15 and 0-1 respectively against him. The opposite is true for Miley, as most of the giants have faced him. Evan Longoria has three homers against him in an 8v33 career. Buster Posey is 10 against 26 against Miley.
Additional insight into the statistical history of the players in today’s game is available throughout the season at BaseballSavant.com.
Why is it so difficult to watch Major League Baseball games?
If you haven’t read it already, check out Doug Gray’s article on the subject. Check out Red’s Twitter during a game and you will see a stream of messages from frustrated fans who cannot watch the games through their streaming services. Doug’s article examines exactly why this is the case.