Reds take on Cardinals today looking for first win of 2021

0-1, HOME 0-1, ROAD 0-0
Saturday, April 2, 2021
Great American Ball Park
• • • • • • • • • •
CINCINNATI REDS (0-1) vs
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (1-0)

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS
Sat vs StL: RHP Tyler Mahle vs RHP Adam Wainwright 700 wlw, bsoh, 4:10et
Sun vs StL: RHP Jeff Hoffman vs RHP Carlos Martínez 700 wlw, bsoh, 1:10et
Mon vs Pit: RHP José De León vs RHP JT Brubaker 700 wlw, bsoh, 6:40et
Tue vs Pit: LHP Wade Miley vs RHP Trevor Cahill 700 wlw, bsoh, 6:40et
Wed vs Pit: RHP Luis Castillo (0-1, 21.60) vs RHP Chad Kuhl (0-0, 3.00) 700 wlw, bsoh, 12:35et
Thursday: Off day, travel to Arizona
Fri at Ari: RHP Tyler Mahle vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 9:40et
Sat at Ari: RHP Jeff Hoffman vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 8:10et
Sun at Ari: RHP José De León vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 4:10et

TODAY’S GAME: Is Game 2 of the 2021 Championship Season and
Game 2 of a 6-game homestand that includes an upcoming 3-game
series vs the Pirates that begins Monday…today is Kids Opening Day…
the Reds went 7-19-2 in spring training.
TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS: The Reds have claimed off waivers from the
Indians and optioned to the alternate training site C Beau Taylor…RHP
Edgar García, who on Opening Day was designated for assignment to
make room on the roster for starting 2B Jonathan India, cleared waivers
and was outrighted to the alternate training site…C Deivy Grullón was
designated for assignment…the Reds’ 40-man roster is at 40 players.
SERIES NOTES: The Reds went 4-5-3 in their previous 12 series vs
StL, including 1-2 in 3 series in 2020… the Cardinals’ .510 winning
percentage at Great American Ball Park (77-74) is the highest among
all NL Central opponents and the only winning percentage among division
teams above .500…Joey Votto has 212 career hits vs the Cardinals
(212-684, .310, .949ops), the most among active players…in the live ball
era, his career .428 OBP vs StL ranks second among all players with at
least 500 plate apps (Lefty O’Doul 1st, .477; Ralph Kiner 3rd, .424)…in
his last 75 apps vs StL beginning 8/2/16, Votto is hitting .325 (91-280, 19
2b, 1 3b, 12hr, 43rbi, .425obp, .529slg).
PIRATES UP NEXT: The Reds went 7-3 vs Pit in 2020…the last 2 games
of last season’s first scheduled home series here, on 8/15 & 8/16, were
postponed to allow for additional testing following a positive test for
COVID-19 by a Reds player…those postponements led to a doubleheader
split on 9/4 at PNC Park and to a doubleheade sweep by the Reds on 9/14
at GABP…was the Reds’ first doubleheader sweep of the Pirates since
8/31/09, also at GABP.
VOTTO RETURNS: 1B Joey Votto on Opening Day was reinstated from
the injured list…he missed 13 days of spring training camp (3/8-3/20)
after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus…returned to camp on 3/21
and 5 days later was back in the starting lineup…played in 3 of the Reds’
last 4 exhibition games, including 5 innings last Friday, 5 innings Saturday
and 8 innings on Monday’s getaway day…the 2010 MVP and 6-time AllStar gave the team permission to disclose the positive test result.
INJURED: OF Shogo Akiyama (left hamstring strain), RHP Sonny Gray
(muscle strain in his back) and RHP Michael Lorenzen (right shoulder
strain) began the season on the 10-day injured list…Akiyama soon will be
assigned to the alternate training site in Louisville to continue his rehab…
RHP Brandon Bailey will begin the year on the 60-day injured list and will
miss the season following 2/26/21 “Tommy John” surgery to repair the torn
ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
SHIFTING: Beginning with an exhibition game on 3/16, Eugenio Suárez
made his last 10 starts of the spring at shortstop and Mike Moustakas
made his last 9 starts at third base…Jonathan India led the team with
16 spring training starts at second base…in 2015, Suárez led the Reds in
starts SS but in each of the last 5 seasons led the team in starts at 3B…
he holds the National League record for home runs by a third baseman
(49hr in 2019)…in the first 9 seasons of his Major League career through
2019, Moustakas made 1,042 apps at 3B and 47 apps at 2B…he received Rawlings Gold Glove Award votes for
defensive excellence at third base in 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2019, finishing second in the balloting in 2012…last season he
played second base full-time for the first time in his career and led the Reds in games at that position.
2020 RED HOTS
• The 2020 Championship Season was shortened to 60 games by a global pandemic fueled by the COVID-19 virus.
• With 7-2 win at Min in the 58th game of the season, the Reds cliched their first Postseason berth since 2013…Joey
Votto was the only player or coach remaining from that 2013 club.
• Reds won their last 5 series of the regular season, including 4 series wins vs Postseason teams (StL, Mil, WSox,
Min).
• The Reds were the only road team to win a series at Min’s Target Field, where the Twins finished with the best home
record in the Major Leagues at 24-7.
• The Reds joined the 1906 White Sox and 2007 Diamondbacks as the only teams ever to finish last in the league in
batting average and still earn a Postseason berth.
• Became the first Reds team, since 1900, with more walks (239) than singles (221).
WELCOME: In the 2020 Opening Day win vs the Tigers, OF Shogo Akimaya became the first player born in Japan to
appear in a game for the Reds…Akiyama pinch hit for Phillip Ervin in the sixth inning and produced an RBI-single off José
Cisnero…prior to 2020, Cincinnati was the only Major League franchise never to have an appearance by a player born in
that country…prior to this 2021 season, 70 players born in Japan appeared in at least 1 Major League game, including 9
last season.

ALTERNATE WORKOUT SITE: The Reds’ alternate workout
site will be located this season at Louisville Slugger Field,
home of their long-time Class AAA affiliate…last year’s alternate
workout site was located in nearby Mason at Prasco Park,
which serves as the home of the Cincinnati Spikes, a non-profit,
select, traveling baseball team.

REGULAR SEASON RECORD VS CARDINALS *
Record Since 1900: …………………………. 1,016-1,172
Crosley Field: …………………………………………. 384-360
At Riverfront / Cinergy Field: ……………………… 107-86
At Great American Ball Park: ……………….. 74-77
At Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey: ………………… 1-1
At Robison Field / Sportsman Park /
Busch Stadium: ……………………………………… 286-428
At Busch Stadium II: ……………………………….. 119-139
At Busch Stadium III: ……………………………… 45-81
In 2020: ……………………………………………………….. 4-6
At Great American Ball Park: ……………………… 1-2
At Busch Stadium III: …………………………………. 3-4

  • 1,091 – 1,198 since 1892
    2021 SCHEDULE & RESULTS
    4/1 at Cin …….. L, 6-11 ……………………….Gallegos / Castillo
    Sat, 4/3 at Cin ………………………………………………………. 2:10
    Sun, 4/4 at Cin ……………………………………………………… 1:10
    Fri, 4/23 at StL ……………………………………………………… 8:15
    Sat, 4/24 at StL …………………………………………………….. 2:15
    Sun, 4/25 at StL ………………………………………. ESPN+, 2:15
    Thu, 6/3 at StL ……………………………………………………… 8:15
    Fri, 6/4 at StL ……………………………………………………….. 8:15
    Sat, 6/6 at StL ………………………………………………………. 2:15
    Sun, 6/7 at StL …………………………………………………….. 2:15
    Fri, 7/23 at Cin ……………………………………………………… 7:10
    Sat, 7/24 at Cin …………………………………………………….. 7:10
    Sun, 7/25 at Cin ……………………………………………………. 1:10
    Mon, 8/30 at Cin …………………………………………………… 6:40
    Tue, 8/31 at Cin ……………………………………………………. 6:40
    Wed, 9/1 at Cin …………………………………………………….. 6:40
    Fri, 9/10 at StL ……………………………………………………… 8:15
    Sat, 9/11 at StL …………………………………………………….. 7:15
    Sun, 9/12 at StL ……………………………………………………. 2:15 All times eastern
    2020 RESULTS
    8/20 at StL … L, 4-5 …………………… Elledge / Iglesias
    8/21 at StL … W, 4-2…… Lorenzen / Cabrera / Iglesias
    8/22 at StL … L, 0-3 …………….. Kim / Miley / Gallegos
    8/23 at StL … L, 2-6 …………………….. Cabrera / Mahle
    8/31 at Cin … L, 5-7 .. Hudson / DeSclafani / Gallegos
    9/1 at Cin ….. L, 2-16 …………………………… Kim / Gray
    9/2 at Cin ….. W, 4-3 ………………… Iglesias / Gallegos
    9/11 at StL … W, 3-1 ………… CASTILLO / Wainwright
    9/12 at StL … L, 1-7 ……………………. Hudson / Antone
    9/13 at StL … W, 10-5 ……….. Bradley / Gant Iglesias
    PREVIOUS 10 SEASONS VS CARDINALS
    2011 …………………….. 9-6 2016 …………………. 9-10
    2012 …………………….. 7-8 2017 …………………. 9-10
    2013 …………………… 8-11 2018 …………………. 7-12
    2014 …………………… 7-12 2019 …………………. 7-12
    2015 …………………… 7-12 2020 …………………… 4-6

INJURED LIST
On Date Off ^Games
Player (Reason) IL Eligible IL Missed
Shogo Akiyama (left hamstring) 4/1 4/8 – 0-1
*Brandon Bailey (right elbow) 4/1 5/31 – 0-1
Sonny Gray (back strain) 4/1 4/8 – 0-1
Michael Lorenzen (right shoulder) 4/1 4/8 – 0-1
^ Team record in number of games missed while on the Injured List

  • Bailey on 60-day injured list

WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS: 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, 1990 NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: 1919, 1939, 1940, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1990

Today’s Starting Pitcher – #30 Tyler Mahle, RHP
RED HOTS

Tyler Mahle

• Last name rhymes with rally.
• Doesn’t turn 27 years old until 9/29 but already has completed 4 Major League seasons.
• Has made 61 of his 62 Major League apps as a starting pitcher.
• Made his fourth consecutive Opening Day roster.
• During the 2020 season, opponents hit just .198.
• Was on the Reds’ 2020 Wild Card Series roster but didn’t pitch in the 2-game series sweep loss at Atl.
• In 2020 pitched out of the starting rotation in each of his first 2 apps (0-0, 1.80, .194oba) and in each of his last 7 apps (2-2, 3.67, .198oba).
• In the first relief appearance of his Major League career, following 54 consecutive starts, entered the 5-4 loss on 8/12/20 vs KC in the second inning to replace
starter Wade Miley…threw 63 pitches in 3.1 innings (2h, 3er, 3bb, 6k, Salvador Perez solo HR).
• Was his first professional relief appearance since 2015, when he made 26 starts and 1 relief appearance.
• From 8/28-9/8 produced 3 consecutive quality starts, tying his career high (1-1, 3.48).
• Didn’t allow a home run in any of his last 4 apps of the regular season (17.2ip).
• In the minor leagues threw a no-hitter on 6/13/16 for Class A Daytona at Jupiter in which he faced the minimum 27 batters (4-0 win, 6k, 1hbp, 105 pitches) and
a 9-inning perfect game on 4/22/17 for Class AA Pensacola at Mobile (1-0 win, 8k, 88 pitches, 68 strikes).
• In 2015 received the Sheldon “Chief” Bender Award as the Reds’ Minor League Player of the Year.

MAHLE’S 2021 SPRING TRAINING “A” GAME STARTS
DATE TEAM OPP RESULT DEC ERA BAA GS CG BF IP H R ER BB SO HR PT
Thu, 3/11 CIN CHW W, 7-4 W (1-0) 0.00 .143 1 0 7 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 –
Sun, 3/21 CIN @CHC L, 6-11 L (1-1) 7.94 .227 1 0 16 3.2 4 5 5 1 3 3 –
2021 Spring Totals, 2 starts 1-1 1-1 7.94 .227 2 0 23 5.2 5 5 5 1 6 3 –
2020 Season, 10 games 5-5 2-2 3.59 .198 9 0 201 47.2 34 21 19 21 60 6 852
Single-Game Career Highs 28 7.0 12 10 7 4 12 3 113

MAHLE CAREER VS CARDINALS
DATE TEAM OPP RESULT DEC ERA BAA GS CG BF IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP PT
9/13/2017 CIN @STL W 6-0 W(1-2) 2.70 .253 1 0 23 5.0 4 0 0 3 4 0 1 100
4/13/2018 CIN STL L 3-5 L(1-2) 5.63 .297 1 0 24 5.1 9 5 5 0 5 2 0 73
4/27/2019 CIN @STL L 3-6 L(0-3) 4.50 .294 1 0 23 5.0 7 5 5 3 2 1 0 84
7/19/2019 CIN STL L 11-12 – 4.93 .270 1 0 22 5.1 7 4 4 1 5 0 0 100
9/1/2019 CIN @STL L 3-4 – 4.72 .261 1 0 23 6.1 2 2 1 0 5 0 1 90
8/23/2020 CIN @STL L 2-6 L(0-1) 4.41 .233 1 0 16 3.0 5 3 3 2 5 1 0 71
9/2/2020 CIN STL W 4-3 – 3.90 .187 1 0 26 7.0 4 3 3 2 3 2 0 97
9/13/2020 CIN @STL W 10-5 – 3.86 .190 1 0 16 2.2 4 3 3 4 3 0 0 77
2020 vs Cardinals, 3 starts 2-1 0-1 6.39 .271 3 0 58 12.2 13 9 9 8 11 3 0 245
Career vs Cardinals, 8 starts 3-5 1-3 5.45 .275 8 0 173 39.2 42 25 24 15 32 6 2 692
Career vs StL at GABP, 3gs 1-2 0-1 6.11 .294 3 0 72 17.2 20 12 12 3 13 4 0 270

MAHLE VS CARDINALS BATTERS
BATTER PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO BA OBP SLG
Arenado, Nolan STL 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .167 .000
Bader, Harrison STL 7 6 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .333 .429 .833
Carlson, Dylan STL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Carpenter, Matt STL 19 17 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 7 .118 .211 .235
Dean, Austin STL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
DeJong, Paul STL 17 14 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 .143 .235 .143
Edman, Tommy STL 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .111
Goldschmidt, Paul STL 16 13 0 5 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .385 .438 .462
Knizner, Andrew STL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Molina, Yadier STL 17 17 2 8 0 0 2 5 0 0 2 .471 .471 .824
O’Neill, Tyler STL 8 8 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .250 .375
Thomas, Lane STL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Team Totals 112 102 3 22 4 0 3 10 8 0 24 .216 .268 .343

Reds Pitchers
Reds Starters & Relievers
w-l era ip er hr
Starters …………. 0-1 … 21.60 ………. 3.1 ……… 8 ……. 1
Relievers ……….. 0-0 ….. 1.59 ………. 5.2 ……… 1 ……. 1
Catchers’ ERA
Catcher GS IP ER ERA
Barnhart 0-1 4.0 9 20.25
Stephenson 0-0 5.0 0 0.00
Catchers’ Caught Stealing %
Catcher SB CS %
Barnhart 0 0 0%
Stephenson 0 0 0%
Catchers 0 0 0%
(Double Steals 0 -)
(Pickoffs/CS – 0)
(PO attempt 0 -)
REDS PITCHERS Spring: 7-19-2, 6.12, 229.1ip, 243h, 120bb, 294k, 44hr
• In the last 14 games of the 2020 regular season went 11-3, 2.80 (.196oba).
• In 2020 led the National League with 615 strikeouts (504ip), a new NL record for
strikeouts by pitchers through the first 60 games of a season (590, 2018 Nationals)…
the Indians led the Major Leagues with 621 strikeouts (536ip), a new Major League
record for strikeouts by pitchers through the first 60 games (619, 2018 Astros).
REDS STARTERS Spring: 4-9, 7.36, 73.1ip, 80h, 32bb, 73k, 16hr
• In the last 14 games of the 2020 regular season went 5-2, 2.91 (.204oba).
• In 2020 led the National League and ranked second in the Major Leagues with 381
strikeouts in 311.1 innings (Cle, 3401k, 349.2ip).
• In 2020 allowed 34 HR, third-fewest among Major League rotations (Min 30, Mil 33).
REDS RELIEVERS Spring: 3-10, 5.54, 156ip, 163h, 88bb, 221k, 28hr
• In the last 14 games of the 2020 regular season went 6-1, 2.64 (.183oba).
• In the 16-2 loss on 9/1/20 vs StL allowed 18 hits and 10 runs in 8.1 innings…in the
last 23 games of last season after that loss posted an ERA of 2.86 (.197).

Reds Batters
REDS BATTERS Spring: .261, 132 runs (4.71 r/g)
• Over the last 14 games of the 2020 regular season hit .219 with 70 runs scored (5.00
r/g)…the Reds went 11-3 in those 14 games.
• Finished the 2020 regular season ranked last in the Major Leagues in batting average,
24th in on-base percentage and 27th in runs scored.
• In 2020 joined the 1906 White Sox and 2007 Diamondbacks as the only teams
ever to finish last in the league in batting average and still earn a Postseason berth.
• Last year became the first Reds team, since 1900, with more walks (239) than
singles (221).
• In 2020 hit 90 HR in 60 games, a pace that projects to 243 HR over a 162-game
season…the team record for HR in a season is 227 in 2019.

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