St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds – July 22, 2022

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Back-to-back series against the St. Louis Cardinals? Yes! The Cincinnati Reds will welcome their opponents from the National League Central to Great American Ball Park tonight to begin a 3-game weekend series coming out of the All-Star break. Neither team has played since Saturday’s clash. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET and it’s going to be hot. You can watch for free on MLB.tv when you’re not at the Cincinnati Market.

Starting Lineups

Here are the lineups for tonight’s game:

start pitchers

Graham Ashcraft

After a disastrous start in late June against the Cubs, where he couldn’t make it out of the 3rd inning, Graham Ashcraft has done well the last two times against the Mets and the Yankees.

splits

Splits PA H 2 B 3B MR bb K avg OBP SLG
RHH 117 38 6 0 4 6 fifteen .349 .393 .514
LHH 124 24 3 0 1 6 17 .209 .258 .261

use of parking space

2 seam cutter slider change
bike 96.8 97.4 85.9 90.0
purpose of use 18.2% 51.3% 29.4% 1.1%

Adam Wainwright

Cincinnati may have taken a little hiatus here as Adam Wainwright is a lot worse off the road than he is at home. Outside of St. Louis, his ERA is more than double what it is at home, with a 4.10 ERA on the road while allowing more homers, walking more batters, and hitting significantly fewer batters.

When it comes to splits versus hitters, he’s got quite a few reverse splits going. Right-handers hit for a better average, come down more to the base (but go a lot less), and hit for a lot more power. Left-handers walk twice as often, but they don’t find nearly as many hits, nor do they hit for power.

splits

Splits PA H 2 B 3B MR bb K avg OBP SLG
RHH 227 59 11 0 8th 10 48 .276 .313 .439
LHH 228 46 12 2 3 21 41 .226 .303 .348

use of parking space

4 seam 2 seam cutter change Curve
bike 88.3 88.8 84.8 82.5 72.9
purpose of use 10.2% 29.9% 24.2% 7.7% 28.0%

When and where

  • playing time: 6:40 p.m. ET
  • Where: Big American Ballpark
  • Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
  • Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
  • Forecast: 89°, sunny, 0% chance of rain

Messages and Notes

The Reds sign more draft picks

Cincinnati today announced the signing of four draft picks. Two other players have confirmed that they have also signed. You can view and track all of the new signings on the Reds Minor League Draft Tracker page.

The Reds are sticking to a 6-man rotation for the time being

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