Cincinnati Reds go for 4 wins in a row as they host Pittsburgh again tonight

3-1, HOME 3-1, ROAD 0-0
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Great American Ball Park
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CINCINNATI REDS (3-1) vs
PITTSBURGH PIRATES (1-3)

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS
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 in 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 (0-0, 3.60) vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 4:10et

HE WAS OUR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
RF Nick Castellanos is only the fourth player
in franchise history to produce in the Reds’
first 4 games of a season at least 8 hits and
3 HR…according to @EliasSports, he joins
Deron Johnson in 1967 (8h, 4hr), Kal Daniels
in 1988 (11h, 3hr) and Todd Frazier in 2013
(8h, 3hr)…through the season’s first weekend,
Castellanos led 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)…SD’s Eric
Hosmer yesterday was named NL Player of
the Week (.636, 2 2b, 2hr, 6rbi, 2.030ops).

TONIGHT’S GAME: Is Game 2 (1-0) of a 3-game series vs Jimmy T’s
Pirates and Game 5 (3-1) of a 6-game homestand that included a 2-1 series
win vs the Cardinals…immediately following tomorrow’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.

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.

TRANSACTION: C Deivy Grullón today was claimed off waivers by the
Rays…Grullón was designated for assignment Saturday, when the Reds
claimed off waivers from the Indians C Beau Taylor.
SHADES OF GRAY: RHP Sonny Gray (muscle strain in his back) last night
at the alternate site in Louisville pitched in the scrimmage vs Royals affiliate
NW Arkansas…Gray started and threw 60 pitches in 4.2 innings without
issue.

DISCIPLINED: Reds RF Nick Castellanos yesterday received from Major
League Baseball 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.

RED HOT: Reds batters produed 27 runs runs in the season-opening
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 5 days of the season, Reds batters
lead the National League in slugging percentage while ranking second to
the defending World Series champion Dodgers in runs scored, batting
average and on-base percentage.

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.

INJURED LIST
On Date Off ^Games
Player (Reason) IL Eligible IL Missed
Shogo Akiyama (left hamstring) 4/1 4/8 – 3-1
*Brandon Bailey (right elbow) 4/1 5/31 – 3-1
Sonny Gray (back strain) 4/1 4/8 – 3-1
Michael Lorenzen (right shoulder) 4/1 4/8 – 3-1
^ 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

Tonight’s Pitcher – #22 Wade Miley, RHP

Wade Miley

RED HOTS • In the fifth game of the season is making his first appearance.
• Was bothered early in spring training by an irritation in his left hamstring that forced him to leave his first “A” start, on 3/11…didn’t miss his next appearance, on 3/16.
• Is his second season with the Reds…joined the club in December 2019, when he signed a 2-year contract through this year.
• In 2020, in his first season with the Reds made 4 starts and 2 relief apps surrounding a pair of stints on the 10-day injured list, from 7/31-8/11 with a left groin
strain and from 8/28-9/22 with a left shoulder strain.
• Made his first 4 apps of the 2020 season as a starter (0-3, 6.57) and his last 2 apps in relief (2ip, 1h, 0r, 1bb, 0k).
• Was disabled after his first start, an 8-7 loss on 7/27 vs Cubs…returned for 3 more starts from 8/12-8/27 (0-2, 3.38) before he returned to the IL on 8/28.
• Was reinstated for the second time on 9/23 and joined the Reds’ bullpen for the final 4 games of the regular season.
• In the 6-1 win on 9/23/20 vs Mil came out of the bullpen to throw a scoreless ninth inning, snapping at 242 his streak of consecutive regular season starts dating
back to 2012…threw a hitless ninth inning in the 2020 Postseason-clinching win at Min in the 58th game of the season.
• Was selected by the Diamondbacks in the first round (43rd overall) of the 2008 first-year player draft.
• In 2012, his first full Major League season, was a National League All-Star, finished second to Wsh’s Bryce Harper in the BBWAA’s Jackie Robinson Rookie
of the Year Award voting, was The Sporting News’ NL Rookie of the Year and was named by the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA the Diamondbacks’ Most
Valuable Player and their Rookie of the Year…also was named to Baseball America’s Major League All-Rookie team.
• 5 times in his career finished in the Top 10 among the National or American League leaders in starts.
• Beginning in 2012, among all Major League pitchers over the previous 9 seasons ranked T9th with 242 starts (Jon Lester 1st, 269) and 17th with 1,378.0 innings
(Max Scherzer 1st, 1740.1).

MILEY’S 2021 SPRING TRAINING “A” GAME APPEARANCES
DATE TEAM OPP RESULT DEC ERA BAA GS CG BFP IP H R ER BB SO HR PT
3/8 CIN WSOX W, 7-4 – 0.00 .286 0 0 7 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 –
3/16 CIN COL L, 7-11 L (0-1) 8.31 .350 1 0 15 3.0 5 4 4 1 2 1 –
3/26 CIN @ARI W, 7-3 W (1-1) 5.40 .306 1 0 17 4.0 4 1 1 1 3 1 –
2021 Spring Totals, 3 games 2-1 1-1 5.40 .306 2 0 39 8.1 11 5 5 2 7 2 –
2020 Totals, 6 games 3-3 0-3 5.65 .268 4 0 67 14.1 15 10 9 9 12 1 285
Single-Game Career Highs 33 9.0 13 10 10 7 11 4 120

MILEY CAREER VS PIRATES
DATE TEAM OPP RESULT DEC ERA BAA GS CG BFP IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP PT
9/21/2011 ARI PIT W, 8-5 W (4-2) 4.15 .296 1 0 21 5.0 5 2 2 1 3 1 0 89
8/6/2012 ARI @PIT L, 0-4 L (12-7) 2.85 .236 1 0 24 6.0 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 112
4/10/2013 ARI PIT W, 10-2 W (2-0) 2.13 .222 1 0 28 6.2 5 2 2 3 5 0 0 104
8/18/2013 ARI @PIT W, 4-2 (16) – 3.56 .259 1 0 31 8.0 7 2 2 2 8 0 0 104
7/1/2014 ARI @PIT L, 2-3 – 4.61 .256 1 0 27 8.0 4 2 2 0 10 0 0 111
6/29/2016 SEA PIT L, 1-8 L (6-4) 5.58 .283 1 0 20 4.0 7 5 5 0 1 1 1 74
6/7/2017 BAL PIT W, 9-6 (11) – 3.27 .258 1 0 18 2.2 8 4 4 2 4 0 0 83
7/12/2018 MIL @PIT L, 3-6 L (1-1) 2.38 .195 1 0 23 5.0 4 2 2 5 5 0 0 95
8/24/2018 MIL PIT W, 7-6 (15) – 2.32 .239 1 0 27 5.0 10 2 2 1 4 0 1 91
9/23/2018 MIL @PIT W, 13-6 – 2.32 .230 1 0 17 4.0 4 4 3 1 1 0 0 73
Career vs Pirates, 10 starts 6-4 2-3 3.98 .276 10 0 236 54.1 60 26 24 16 43 2 2 936

MILEY VS PIRATES BATTERS
BATTER PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO BA OBP SLG
Alford, Anthony PIT 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Frazier, Adam PIT 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667
Gonzalez, Erik PIT 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .250 .000
Newman, Kevin PIT 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .667 1.000
Polanco, Gregory PIT 9 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .444 .444 .444
Team Totals 22 20 0 7 1 0 0 2 2 0 4 .350 .409 .400

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