Reds welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to Great American Ball Park tonight at 6:40 PM

2-1, HOME 2-1, ROAD 0-0
Monday, April 5, 2021
Great American Ball Park
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CINCINNATI REDS (2-1) vs
PITTSBURGH PIRATES (1-2)

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS
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 (1-0, 3.60) vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 9:40et
Sat at Ari: RHP Jeff Hoffman (1-0, 1.80) vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 8:10et
Sun at Ari: RHP José De León vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 4:10et

OUR PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
RF Nick Castellanos through the season’s
first 4 days leads all National League batters
in slugging percentage (1.364) while ranking
T1st in HR (2) and extra-base hits (4), T2nd in
RBI (5) and third in batting average (.545) and
on-base percentage (.583)…after last year’s
first full week, was NL Player of the Week.

Nick Castellanos

MAJOR LEAGUE HOME RUN LEADERS, 2018-2021
Trout ………… 101 Cruz …………. 94 Arenado ….. 88
Suárez ………… 99 Yelich ………. 92 Martinez …. 87
MAJOR LEAGUE HOME RUN LEADERS SINCE 8/1/19
Suárez ……. 36 Castellanos …. 32 Cruz …………. 31
Alonso …… 35 Abreu …………… 31 3 players ….. 30
ACTIVE* PLAYERS W/ 1,911 H – 412 2B – 295 HR – 968 RBI
Player Hits Doubles HR RBI
Albert Pujols ……. 3,237 ………… 669 ….. 663 …. 2,104
Miguel Cabera ….. 2,868 ………… 581 ….. 488 …. 1,732
Robinson Cano … 2,624 ………… 571 ….. 334 …. 1,302
Joey Votto ……….. 1,911 ………… 412 ….. 295 ……. 968 * Robinson Cano is suspended for the 2021 season
ALL-TIME RUNS, REDS CAREER

  1. Pete Rose ………………………………. 1,741
  2. Barry Larkin …………………………….. 1,329
  3. Johnny Bench ………………………….. 1,091
  4. Frank Robinson ……………………….. 1,044
  5. Joey Votto ……………………………… 1,042

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

TONIGHT’S GAME: Is Game 1 of a 3-game series vs Jimmy T’s Pirates and
Game 4 (2-1) of a 6-game homestand that included a 2-1 series win vs the
Cardinals…following Wed’s afternoon game, the Redlegs will fly to Phoenix
for Thu’s day off before beginning a 6-game road trip at Diamondbacks (3g)
and at Giants (3g)…the Redlegs went 7-19-2 in spring training.

DISCIPLINED: Reds RF Nick Castellanos today received a 2-game
suspension and an undisclosed fine for his aggressive actions and for
instigating a benches-clearing incident in the bottom of the fourth inning
of Sat’s 9-6 win vs StL…he will continue to play while he appeals the
suspension…teammates Eugenio Suárez and Jesse Winker also were
fined undisclosed amounts, as were Nolan Arenado, Jordan Hicks and
Yadier Molina of the Cardinals…in the fourth inning, Castellanos was
ejected for the first time in his career after play was halted for 10 minutes
when benches cleared…he reached base that inning when he was hit in the
ribs by a Jake Woodford pitch and later scored on a wild pitch.

SERIES NOTES: 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 doubleheader 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.

RED HOT: Reds batters produed 27 runs runs in the series win vs the
Cardinals, the third-highest total in their history for the first 3 games of a
season (1895 Reds, 36 runs & 1976 World Series champions, 33 runs)…
through the first 4 days of the season, Reds batters lead the National League
in runs scored & slugging percentage and are tied for the league lead in
home runs & RBI while ranking second in the NL in batting average and
third in on-base percentage

INJURED LIST
On Date Off ^Games
Player (Reason) IL Eligible IL Missed
Shogo Akiyama (left hamstring) 4/1 4/8 – 2-1
*Brandon Bailey (right elbow) 4/1 5/31 – 2-1
Sonny Gray (back strain) 4/1 4/8 – 2-1
Michael Lorenzen (right shoulder) 4/1 4/8 – 2-1
^ Team record in number of games missed while on the Injured List

  • Bailey on 60-day injured list

Tonight’s Pitcher – #87 Jose De Leon, RHP

Jose De Leon

RED HOTS • Accent marks in José De León.
• Tonight is making his first start since his rookie season, in 2016 for the Dodgers, when he made all 4 of his Major League starts…since then made each of his
9 apps out of the bullpen for the Rays and Reds.
• Following the 2020 season, his changeup was rated by Baseball America the best among Reds minor league pitchers.
• Entered the 2021 season rated by Baseball America the 20th-best prospect in the organization.
• During spring training led the Reds with 24 strikeouts (16.2ip).
• Made his first Opening Day roster as an active player…began the 2018 and 2019 seasons on the Rays’ 60-day injured list while recovering from March 2018
“Tommy John” surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
• In 2020, in his first season in the organization made 5 relief apps during 6 stints on the Reds’ 28-man roster.
• On 9/9 at Wrigley Field the native and resident of Puerto Rico wore uniform #21, instead of his usual #87, in recognition of Roberto Clemente Day.
• Made his last appearance of the 2020 season in the 9-4 win on 9/14/g2 vs Pit…walked both batters and the next day went on the 10-day injured list with a right
groin injury that sidelined him for the rest of the regular season.
• While on the injured list traveled to the Wild Card Series at Atl as part of the Reds’ 40-player Postseason pool.
• Following the 2020 season played for Caguas in the Puerto Rico Winter League (4gs, 2-1, 3.18, 17ip, 8h, 10bb, 31k, .145oba).

DE LEÓN’S 2021 SPRING TRAINING APPEARANCES
DATE TEAM OPP RESULT DEC ERA BAA GS CG BFP IP H R ER BB SO HR PT
2/28 CIN @CLE L, 1-5 – 4.50 .143 1 0 9 2.0 1 1 1 2 2 0 –
3/5 CIN ARI L, 3-5 – 5.40 .263 1 0 14 3.0 4 2 2 1 4 1 –
3/10 CIN @KC L, 3-9 – 5.63 .258 0 0 15 3.0 3 2 2 3 8 2 –
3/20 CIN MIL L, 1-4 L (0-1) 6.39 .229 1 0 22 4.2 3 4 4 3 3 1 –
3/25 CIN @WSOX L, 4-9 L (0-2) 8.64 .265 1 0 21 4.0 7 7 7 0 7 1 –
2021 Spring Totals, 5 games 0-5 0-2 8.64 .265 4 0 81 16.2 18 16 16 9 24 5 –
2020 Season, 5 games 1-4 0-0 18.00 .250 0 0 35 6.0 6 12 12 11 10 1 140
Single-Game Career Highs 24 6.0 7 8 8 4 9 2 86

DE LEÓN CAREER VS PIRATES
DATE TEAM OPP RESULT DEC ERA BAA GS CG BFP IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP PT
9/14/2020 CIN PIT W, 9-4 – 0.00 .000 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11
Career vs Pirates, 1 game 1-0 0-0 0.00 .000 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11

DE LEÓN VS PIRATES BATTERS
BATTER PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO BA OBP SLG
Alford, Anthony PIT 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Reynolds, Bryan PIT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 — 1.000 —
Team Totals 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .500 .000

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