Cincinnati Reds look to win another series as the Arizona Diamondbacks visit the Queen City tonight

9-6, HOME 7-2, ROAD 2-4
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Great American Ball Park
• • • • • • • • • •
CINCINNATI REDS (9-6) vs
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (6-10)

FIRST-PLACE REDS
For the last 17 days the Reds have at least
shared first place in the NL Central, including
12 days alone atop the division…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.

  • 1.0
    In 10 of the last 14 days the Redlegs held 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.

LONGEST STREAKS OF 6 HITS OR FEWER, STARTERS *
Sonny Gray …….. 45 ….. 245ip …… 8/25/2018 – active
Dinelson Lamet …. 37 ….. 204.2 ……. 7/29/2017 – active
Nolan Ryan ………. 31 ….. 178ip …. 5/1/1991 – 6/1/1992
Marcelino Lopez .. 30 ….. 137ip .. 9/1/1966 – 7/30/1971

  • Excluding “openers”

REDS BATTERS
At GABP On The Road
Record …………………………….. 7-2 ………………………. 2-4
Batting Average ……………….. .301 …………………….. .206
On-Base Percentage ………… .384 …………………….. .260
Slugging Percentage ………… .545 …………………….. .352
Runs Scored…………. 73 (8.11 r/g) ………….. 18 (3.00 r/g)
Home Runs ………………………… 18 …………………………. 6
BA with RISP ……….. .419 (36-86) ……………. .175 (7-40)

TEAMS WITH 2 PLAYERS, 4 HR EACH, THROUGH 6 GAMES
2021 Reds …….. Nick Castellanos (4), Tyler Naquin 4)
2010 Blue Jays …… Alex Gonzalez (4), Vernon Wells (4)
1994 Rockies . Andrés Galarraga (4), Dante Bichette (5)
1993 Rangers ……. Dean Palmer (4), Juan González (5)
Courtesy @EliasSports

MAJOR LEAGUE HOME RUN LEADERS, 2018-2021
Trout ………… 105 Cruz …………. 98 Martinez ….. 92
Suárez ………. 100 Yelich ………. 92 Arenado ….. 91
MAJOR LEAGUE HOME RUN LEADERS SINCE 8/1/19
Suárez ……. 37 Alonso …………. 37 Cruz ……….. 35
Acuña …….. 37 Castellanos ….. 35 Harper ……. 33


ALL-TIME HOME RUNS, REDS CAREER

  1. Johnny Bench, R ………………………… 389
  2. Frank Robinson, R ……………………… 324
  3. Joey Votto, L …………………………….. 298
  4. Tony Perez, R ……………………………. 287
  5. Adam Dunn, L ……………………………. 270
  6. Ted Kluszewski, L ………………………. 251
    ALL-TIME RBI, REDS CAREER
  7. Johnny Bench ………………………….. 1,376
  8. Tony Perez ……………………………… 1,192
  9. Pete Rose ……………………………….. 1,036
  10. Frank Robinson ……………………….. 1,009
  11. Joey Votto ………………………………… 976
    ALL-TIME WALKS, MAJOR LEAGUES
  12. Jack Clark ……………………………….. 1,262
  13. Ty Cobb ………………………………….. 1,260
  14. Rusty Staub …………………………….. 1,255
  15. Willie Randolph ………………………… 1,243
  16. Jimmy Wynn ……………………………. 1,224
  17. Joey Votto * ……………………………. 1,221 * All-time Reds leader
    MLB’s all-time leader is Barry Bonds (2,558)
    Courtesy @EliasSport

ACTIVES* WITH 1,924 H – 415 2B – 298 HR – 976 RBI
Player Hits Doubles HR RBI
Albert Pujols ……. 3,245 ………… 669 ….. 663 …. 2,105
Miguel Cabera ….. 2,869 ………… 582 ….. 488 …. 1,732
Robinson Cano … 2,624 ………… 571 ….. 334 …. 1,302
Joey Votto ………. 1,924 ………… 415 ….. 298 ……. 976 * Robinson Cano is suspended for the 2021 season

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

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS
Tue vs Ari: RHP Luis Castillo (1-1, 7.04) vs RHP Zac Gallen (0-0, 2.25) 700 wlw, bsoh, 6:40et
Wed vs Ari: RHP Tyler Mahle (1-1, 1.93) vs RHP Merrill Kelly (1-2, 8.44) 700 wlw, bsoh, 6:40et
Thu vs Ari: RHP Jeff Hoffman (2-1, 2.93) vs RHP Taylor Widener (1-0 1.59) 700 wlw, bsoh, mlbn, 12:35et
Fri at StL: RHP Sonny Gray (0-0, 4.15) vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 8:15et
Sat at StL: LHP Wade Miley (2-1, 2.25) vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, 2:15et
Sun at StL: RHP Luis Castillo vs TBD 700 wlw, bsoh, espn+, 2:15et

TONIGHT’S GAME: Is Game 1 of a 3-game series vs Alex Arpiza’s
Diamondbacks and Game 4 (2-1) of a 7-day, 6-game homestand that
included a 2-1 series win vs the Indians…following this series hit the West
Coast for the second straight road trip as part of a 6-game stretch at StL’s
Busch Stadium (3g) and at LA’s Dodger Stadium (3g).


SUSPENDED: RF Nick Castellanos tonight and tomorrow will serve a
2-game suspension “for his aggressive actions and for instigating a benchesclearing incident” vs the Cardinals on 4/3…the suspension yesterday was upheld in full following appeal…he also was fined an undisclosed amount,
as were teammates Eugenio Suárez and Jesse Winker along with Nolan
Arenado, Jordan Hicks and Yadier Molina of the Cardinals…in the fourth
inning of that 9-6 win vs StL, Castellanos was ejected for the first time in his
career after play was halted for 10 minutes when benches cleared…reached
base that inning when he was hit by a Jake Woodford pitch and later scored
on a wild pitch.


TRANSACTIONS: Yesterday, RHP Cam Bedrosian cleared waivers and
was outrighted to the alternate training site…Bedrosian was designated for
assignment on Saturday, when RHP Sonny Gray was reinstated from the
10-day injured list to start that night’s game vs the Indians.

SERIES NOTES: The Reds and Diamondbacks are meeting for the second
time this month…the Diamondbacks earned a 2-1 series win from 4/9-4/11
at Chase Field.


OFFENSIVE: Reds batters lead the Major Leagues in slugging percentage
while ranking second in the majors in HR and third in runs scored, batting
average and on-base percentage…while jumping out to a 6-2 record, the
66 runs scored by Reds batters led the Major Leagues and was the highest
total in franchise history through the first 8 games of a season (8.25 r/g,
.316ba, .388obp, .567slg)…the 1900 Reds held the previous record, with 64
runs through 8 games (8.00 r/g)…since then, over the last 7 games, the Reds have been shut out twice while scoring 25
runs total (3.57 r/g, 45-229, .201ba, .274obp, .349slg), including 10 runs in Fri’s win vs Cle.


ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Jonathan India ranks among National League rookies in most offensive categories and ranks
among the overall NL leaders in RBI (T11th)…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 ranks among the National League leaders in HR (T2nd) and RBI (T5th)…on 4/6 and 4/7 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

REGULAR SEASON RECORD VS DIAMONDBACKS
All-Time Since 1998: ……………………………….. 77-73
At Cinergy Field: ………………………………………… 9-12
At Great American Ball Park: ……………… 27-28
At Bank One / Chase Field: …………………… 41-33
In 2021: ……………………………………………………… 1-2
At Great American Ball Park: …………………. 0-0
At Chase Field: 1-2

2021 SCHEDULE & RESULTS
4/9 at Ari …… W, 6-5 (10) …. Pérez / Young / Garrett
4/10 at Ari …. L, 3-8 ……………….. RiSmith / Hoffman
4/11 at Ari …. L, 0-7 ……………….. Weaver / De León
Tue, 4/20 at Cin …………………………………………. 6:40
Wed, 4/21 at Cin ………………………………………… 6:40
Thu, 4/22 at Cin …………………… MLB Network, 12:35 All times eastern

2019 RESULTS
9/6 at Cin ….. L, 5-7 ……….. Ginkel / Mahle / Bradley
9/7 at Cin ….. L, 0-2 ……….. Young / Castillo / Sherfy
9/8 at Cin ….. W, 4-3 …………………. Iglesias / López
9/13 at Ari …. W, 4-3 …….. Castillo / Leake / Iglesias
9/14 at Ari …. L, 0-1 …… Kelly / DeSclafani / Bradley
9/15 at Ari …. W, 3-1 ……… Bauer / Gallen / Iglesias

PREVIOUS 10 SEASONS VS DIAMONDBACKS
2011 …………………….. 2-4 2016 ………………….. 3-3
2012 …………………….. 5-2 2017 ………………….. 3-3
2013 …………………….. 4-3 2018 ………………….. 3-3
2014 …………………….. 4-3 2019 ………………….. 3-3
2015 …………………….. 1-6 2020 ……….. COVID-19

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.

INJURED LIST
On Date Off ^Games
Player (Reason) IL Eligible IL Missed
Shogo Akiyama (left hamstring) 4/1 4/8 – 9-6
*Brandon Bailey (right elbow) 4/1 5/31 – 9-6
Sonny Gray (back strain) 4/1 4/8 4/17 8-5
*Michael Lorenzen (right shoulder) 4/1 5/31 – 9-6
Aristides Aquino (left hamate) 4/16 4/24 – 2-1
Jonathan India 4/17 – – 1-1
^ Team record in number of games missed while on the injured list

  • Bailey & Lorenzen on 60-day injured list

Tonight’s Pitcher – #58 Luis Castillo, RHP

Luis Castillo (file photo)

RED HOTS • Tonight is making his fourth start of the season and the 94th start of his Major League career.
• Is approaching 600 career strikeouts (590).
• This season has posted ERAs of 27.00 in the first inning (3ip, 10r, 9er) and 2.19 after the first inning (12.1, 4r, 3er)…his 10 runs allowed in the first inning are
the most in the Major Leagues…allowed 6 runs in the first inning all last season (12gs).
• Suffered an 11-6 loss vs StL in the second Opening Day start of his career.
• 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 (93), IP (535.0) and strikeouts (590).
• 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
4/7/2021 CIN PIT W, 11-4 W (1-1) 6.97 .286 1 0 25 7.0 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 81
Tuesday CIN @SF L, 6-7 (bs, 1) 7.04 .302 1 0 21 5.0 7 4 4 0 7 2 0 98
2021 Season Totals, 3 starts 1-2 1-1 7.04 .302 3 0 67 15.1 19 14 12 3 12 3 1 252
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

  • Career highs, (bs) Victim of blown save

CASTILLO CAREER VS DIAMONDBACKS
DATE TEAM OPP RESULT DEC ERA BAA GS CG BF IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP PT
7/8/2017 CIN @ARI W, 7-0 W (1-1) 3.13 .253 1 0 25 6.2 3 0 0 1 8 0 0 113
7/20/2017 CIN ARI L, 2-12 L (1-3) 3.86 .225 1 0 23 6.0 4 4 4 1 7 1 0 100
5/29/2018 CIN @ARI L, 2-5 L (4-5) 5.49 .269 1 0 22 5.0 4 5 4 3 6 1 0 90
8/12/2018 CIN ARI L, 2-9 L (6-10) 5.04 .260 1 0 23 5.2 5 5 5 1 7 2 0 88
9/7/2019 CIN ARI L, 0-2 L (14-6) 3.21 .203 1 0 30 7.2 3 2 2 3 10 0 0 111
9/13/2019 CIN @ARI W, 4-3 W (15-6) 3.22 .203 1 0 22 5.0 4 2 2 3 3 0 0 84
Career vs Ari, 6 starts 2-4 2-4 4.25 .176 6 0 145 36.0 23 18 17 12 41 4 0 586

CASTILLO VS DIAMONDBACKS BATTERS
BATTER PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO BA OBP SLG
Ahmed, Nick ARI 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Cabrera, Asdrubal ARI 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167
Calhoun, Kole ARI 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Escobar, Eduardo ARI 8 8 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .375 .375 .500
Kelly, Carson ARI 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Locastro, Tim ARI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Marte, Ketel ARI 17 15 0 3 1 0 0 2 2 0 3 .200 .294 .267
Peralta, David ARI 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .200 .000
Rojas, Josh ARI 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .000 .333 .000
Smith, Caleb ARI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Vogt, Stephen ARI 9 6 0 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .500 .556 .667
Walker, Christian ARI 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167
Young, Alex ARI 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Team Totals 77 69 0 11 3 0 0 5 7 0 21 .159 .234 .203

REDS MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

Reds Starters & Relievers
w-l era ip er hr
Starters …………. 6-5 ….. 4.24 …….. 74.1 ……. 35 ….. 14
Relievers ……….. 3-1 ….. 4.30 …….. 58.2 ……. 28 ….. 10

Save Opportunities (3-5)
Pitcher, Saves-Save Opportunities
Doolittle ……… 0-1 Garrett …………. 2-2 Sims …………… 1-2

Reds Pitchers

REDS PITCHERS Homestand: 2-1, 3.54 (28ip, 11er, 6hr, .250)
• Rank eighth in the National League in ERA (4.26).
REDS STARTERS Homestand: 1-1, 4.11 (15.1ip, 7er, 4hr, .295)
• Rank ninth in the National League in ERA (4.24).
• In 14 games since Opening Day (3.1ip, 8er) have posted an ERA of 3.42 (71ip,
27er, .226oba).
REDS RELIEVERS Homestand: 1-0, 2.84 (12.2ip, 4er, 2hr, .186)
• Rank 12th in the National League in ERA (4.30).
• In the last 7 games beginning 4/11 have posted an ERA of 3.08 (26.1ip, 9er, .222oba).

Reds Batters

REDS BATTERS Homestand: .264 (28-106), 4 HR, 16 runs (5.33 r/g)
• Lead the Major Leagues in slugging percentage while ranking second in the majors
in HR and third in runs scored, batting average and on-base percentage.
• Homered in 13 of their 15 games, including eight 2-homer games and a season-high
4-homer game on 4/7 vs Pit…are on pace for 259 HR.
• 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.
• Pitchers are 3-for-29 (.103, 2rbi, 5sh) and pinch hitters 5-for-24 (.208, 2rbi, 2bb,
10k)…pinch hitters have a 4-game hitting streak (4-9, .444, 2rbi).

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