Reds ace Luis Castillo pitches tonight against the Giants at Oracle Park

7-3, HOME 5-1, ROAD 2-2
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Oracle Park, San Francisco
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CINCINNATI REDS (7-3) at
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (6-4)

STREAKING
The Reds have begun a season with a 7-3
record for the first time since 2017…haven’t
begun 8-3 since 2011.


REDS VS GIANTS
Beginning with the 2008 season, the Reds
are 49-32 vs SF during the regular season,
at .605 the best winning percentage of any
Giants opponent since then (minimum 50
games)…beginning 6/29/12 and including that
2012 season’s National League Division
Series, the Redlegs have won 19 of the last 30
meetings at beautiful Oracle Park.
Team vs SF % Games
Reds 49-32 .605 81
Pirates 42-35 .545 77
Marlins 43-36 .544 79
Mets 43-38 .531 81
Cardinals 42-38 .525 80

START ME UP
Since 1893, when the pitcher’s mound was
moved to its current distance from home plate,
Anthony DeSclafani and Wade Miley are
the only Reds pitchers to begin a season with
consecutive scoreless starts of at least 5.0
innings…DeSclafani did it last season (5ip/3h,
6ip/2h) and Miley this year (6ip/2h, 5ip/2h)…
courtesy @EliasSports.


FIRST-PLACE REDS
For the last 10 days the Reds have at least
shared first place in the NL Central and for
the seventh straight day are in first place
alone…prior to this season hadn’t held the
top spot alone since 3/30/19, when following
a rainout of that season’s second game they
had a 1-0 record and a lead in the NL Central
of .033 percentage points over the Brewers.

For the fourth straight day and sixth day in
the last 7 the Redlegs have a 1.0-game lead,
their first division lead of at least 1.0g since
5/7/17 following Scott Feldman’s 4-0 shutout
vs Johnny Cueto and the Giants…haven’t
held a division lead of more than 1.0g since a
season-high 1.5-game cushion on 4/18/17…
haven’t held a division lead of at least 2.0g
since the 2015 team started 4-0 and built a
season-high 2.5-game lead on 4/10.

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS
Tue at SF: RHP Luis Castillo (1-1, 6.97) vs RHP Kevin Gausman (0-0, 1.32) 700 wlw, bsoh, espn, 9:45et
Wed at SF: RHP Tyler Mahle (1-0, 2.00) vs RHP Johnny Cueto (1-0, 2.51) 700 wlw, bsoh, 3:45et
Thursday: Off day in Cincinnati
Fri vs Cle: TBD vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 7:10et
Sat vs Cle: TBD vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 4:10et
Sun vs Cle: TBD vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 1:10et

TONIGHT’S GAME: Is Game 2 (1-0) of a 3-game series vs Mariana De
Paula’s Giants and Game 5 (2-2) of the Reds’ first road trip of the season
(1-2 at Ari, 1-0 at SF)…the Redlegs began the 2021 championship season
with a 5-1 homestand vs the Cardinals (2-1) and Pirates (3-0)…following
this series and beginning Friday return to Great American Ball Park for a
7-day, 6-game homestand vs the Indians (3g) and Diamondbacks (3g).

SERIES NOTES: Tonight and Wed afternoon, the Redlegs will face former
teammates Kevin Gausman (2015, 15g, 1gs) and Johnny Cueto (2008-
2015, 213gs, 92-63, 3.21)…beginning with the 2008 season the Reds are
49-32 vs SF (.605), the best winning percentage of any Giants opponent
since then (minimum 50g)…beginning 6/29/12 and including that 2012
season’s National League Division Series, the Redlegs have won 19 of
the last 30 meetings at beautiful Oracle Park to even their all-time record
here to 36-36.

INDIANS UP NEXT: The Reds won or tied 12 of the first 23 Ohio Cup season
series, including 9 of the last 15 and 5 straight from 2006-2010, but lost 5
of the last 6 season series (1-5, 0-4, 2-2, 2-4, 1-3, 1-3)…the Reds lost 11 of
the last 14 games vs Cle at Great American Ball Park, including a 6-game
losing streak there snapped by a 3-2 win on 8/3/20…was the Reds’ first and
only win vs the Indians at GABP since 5/22/17 (5-1 win).

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Jonathan India leads all National League rookies
in RBI and ranks second in hits…among all batters ranks T2nd in the
National League in RBI and ninth in batting average…in his first 6 career
apps produced 10 RBI, tied for fifth-most in Major League history by a
player in his first 6 career apps behind only Dale Alexander (13 RBI in
1939), Trevor Story (12 in 2016), Nico Hoerner (11 in 2019) and Mandy
Brooks (11 in 1925)…the RBI became an official statistic in 1920…courtesy
@EliasSports.

LEADING OFF: Tyler Naquin is tied for the Major League lead in HR and
leads the National League in RBI…Tue and Wed vs Pit, Naquin became the
first Reds batter with a leadoff HR in consecutive apps since Eddie Milner
did it on 6/24 vs SD & 6/25 at SF, 1984…Pete Rose (1976) and Gary Redus
(1983) are the only other Reds batters with leadoff HR in consecutive apps…
Naquin’s 7 RBI on Tue vs Pit tie Brandon Phillips (7/30/15 vs Pit) for the
most in a game by a Reds leadoff batter since the statistic became official
in 1920…courtesy @EliasSports.

TAXI SQUAD: The Taxi Squad for the Reds’ first road trip of the season includes RHP Heath Hembree, RHP Art Warren,
C Beau Taylor, IF Max Schrock and OF Mark Payton

HISTORIC: Entering Sun’s game at Ari, a 7-0 loss after producing just 2 singles, the 66 runs scored by Reds batters was
the highest total in franchise history through the first 8 games of a season…the 1900 Reds held the previous record, with
64 runs through 8 games…Reds batters lead the Major Leagues in runs scored, RBI and slugging percentage…are tied
with the Astros for the Major League lead in HR…rank second in the majors to the defending World Series champion Dodgers in on-base percentage.

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

Tonight’s Pitcher – #58 Luis Castillo, RHP

Luis Castillo, Reds pitcher during the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Parade in Cleveland. By Erik Drost on Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

RED HOTS • Is making his third start of the season and the 93rd of his Major League career…is his fourth career start vs the Giants and second appearance at Oracle Park.
• Rebounded from an 11-6 loss vs StL in the second Opening Day start of his career to throw 7.0 scoreless innings in his second start, Wed’s 11-4 win vs the Pirates.
• In that Opening Day loss failed to record a strikeout for the first time since 4/28/18 at Min (1ip)…since then had recorded at least 1 strikeout in 69 consecutive
starts (5/2/18 – 9/26/20)…allowed a career-high 10 runs, including 6 runs in the top of the first inning, and tied his career high by allowing 8 earned runs…the
Reds allowed 6 runs in the top of the first inning of an Opening Day game for the first time in their history.
• Since his Major League debut in 2017 leads the Reds’ pitching staff in wins (33), starts (92), IP (530) and strikeouts (583).
• Is the first pitcher with an ERA of 3.62 or lower through his first 4 seasons for the Reds, with a minimum of 90 starts, since Gary Nolan (2.92, 1967-1970).
• Led the Reds in starts in each of the previous 3 seasons, in wins and strikeouts in 2 of the last 3 seasons and in ERA and innings pitched in 2 of the previous
4 seasons.
• In 2020 ranked among the National League leaders in strikeouts per 9 innings (11.44, 6th), strikeouts (8th) and ERA (11th).
• In September 2020, led the National League in wins (4) while ranking fifth in ERA (2.20) as the Reds battled for their first Postseason berth since 2013.
• Started and suffered the 5-0 loss at Atl in the deciding Game 2 of the National League Wild Card Series…allowed only an RBI-double to Ronald Acuña Jr. with 2
outs in the bottom of the fifth inning…became just the second Reds pitcher ever to record at least 7 strikeouts while only allowing 1 run or less in a Postseason
debut, joining Hod Eller (9k, 1919 World Series Game 5 at White Sox).
• In 2019 was the Reds’ Opening Day starting pitcher, a National League All-Star and the NL’s Pitcher of the Month for March/April.
• In 2019 averaged 10.57 strikeouts per 9 innings, the highest ratio in Reds history for pitchers with a minimum of 125 innings…in the shortened 2020 season
averaged 11.44 strikeouts per 9 innings over 70 innings pitched.

CASTILLO’S 2021 STARTS
DATE TEAM OPP RESULT DEC ERA BAA GS CG BF IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP PT
4/1/2021 CIN STL L, 6-11 L (0-1) 21.60 .444 1 0 21 3.1 8 * 10 * 8 2 0 1 1 73
Wednesday CIN PIT W, 11-4 W (1-1) 6.97 .286 1 0 25 7.0 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 81
2021 Season Totals, 2 starts 1-1 1-1 6.97 .286 2 0 46 10.1 12 10 8 3 5 1 1 154
2020 Season Totals, 12 starts 5-7 4-6 3.21 .233 12 1 292 70.0 62 31 25 24 89 5 1 1153
Single-Game Career Highs 31 9.0 9 10 8 6 13 3 2 119

CASTILLO CAREER VS GIANTS
DATE TEAM OPP RESULT DEC ERA BAA GS CG BF IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP PT
8/19/2018 CIN SF W, 11-4 W (7-10) 4.86 .259 1 0 27 6.2 6 3 1 0 9 0 0 98
5/5/2019 CIN SF L, 5-6 – 1.97 .176 1 0 25 7.0 4 4 4 2 9 1 0 92
5/10/2019 CIN @SF W, 7-0 W (4-1) 1.76 .168 1 0 25 6.0 2 0 0 5 11 0 0 103
Career vs Giants, 3 starts 2-1 2-0 2.29 .174 3 0 77 19.2 12 7 5 7 29 1 0 293

CASTILLO VS GIANTS BATTERS
BATTER PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO BA OBP SLG
Belt, Brandon SF 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .000 .222 .000
Crawford, Brandon SF 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Flores, Wilmer SF 6 6 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .833
La Stella, Tommy SF 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000
Longoria, Evan SF 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167
Posey, Buster SF 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 .333 .333 1.333
Solano, Donovan SF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Team Totals 34 31 2 4 0 0 2 4 3 0 9 .129 .206 .323

Reds Pitchers

REDS PITCHERS Road Trip: 2-2, 4.89 (35ip, 19er, 5hr)
• Have thrown 12 scoreless innings since allowing 3 runs in the fifth inning of Sun’s
7-0 loss at Ari.
REDS STARTERS Road Trip: 1-2, 4.58 (17.2ip, 9er, 3hr)
• In 9 games since Opening Day (3.1ip, 8er) have posted an ERA of 2.76 (45.3ip, 14er).
• In the last 6 games have posted an ERA of 2.64 (30.2ip, 9er).
• Leading off the top of the fourth inning of Sat’s 8-3 loss at Ari, Asdrúbel Cabrera’s home
run off Jeff Hoffman snapped a 24-inning scoreless streak by Reds starters (José
De León 4ip, Wade Miley 6ip, Luis Castillo 7ip, Tyler Mahle 4ip, Jeff Hoffman 3ip).
REDS RELIEVERS Road Trip: 2sv, 1bsv, 1-0, 5.19 (17.1ip, 10er, 2hr)
• In the last 2 games have posted an ERA of 1.17 (7.2ip, 1er).

Reds Batters
REDS BATTERS Road Trip: .219 (30-137), 4 HR, 12 runs (3.00 r/g)
• Lead the Major Leagues in runs scored, RBI and slugging percentage…are tied
with the Astros for the Major League lead in HR…rank second in the majors to the
defending World Series champion Dodgers in on-base percentage.
• Homered in 9 of their 10 games this season, including six 2-homer games and a
season-high 4-homer game on 4/7 vs Pit.
• 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.
• 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 with more walks (239) than singles (221).
• Pinch hitters are 1-for-15 (2bb, 8k).

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