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Game #41 GameThread: Reds @ Jays

Cincinnati Reds v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images

Damn, I posted this instead of scheduling it. Oh well it is up early.

Once again, I’m going to be missing in action today. I promise it won’t happen again until it happens again.

Today we have Yusei Kukichi (2-1, 3.38) trying to show his last couple of starts were flukes.

For the Reds Graham Ashcraft gets his first MLB start. Ashcraft is #8 on MLB Pipeline’s top 30 Reds prospects list. Apparently, he is a fastball/slider pitcher who throws an occasional change. He’s made 7 starts at AAA Louisville with a 1.65 ERA, with 17 walks and 30 strikeouts in 32.2 innings. Control has always been his issue.

Zack Collins gets a start today. Always get off to a hot start if you want to get more playing time than you deserve. Lourdes is sitting again. I don’t know if it is continued soreness or continued inability to make contact.

It would be a good day for Teoscar Hernandez to start hitting. He is 1 for his last 23 at bats.

Today's Lineups

REDS BLUE JAYS
Matt Reynolds - 2B George Springer - CF
Tyler Stephenson - DH Vladimir Guerrero - 1B
Tommy Pham - LF Bo Bichette - SS
Joey Votto - 1B Teoscar Hernandez - RF
Kyle Farmer - SS Santiago Espinal - 2B
Aristides Aquino - CF Matt Chapman - 3B
Tyler Naquin - RF Danny Jansen - C
Taylor Motter - 3B Zack Collins - DH
Aramis Garcia - C Raimel Tapia - LF
Graham Ashcraft - RHP Yusei Kikuchi - LHP

Poll

Do we get a sweep today?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Yes
    (36 votes)
  • 36%
    Yes
    (21 votes)
57 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who drives in the first Jays run?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    Infielder/catcher
    (40 votes)
  • 28%
    Outfielder/DH
    (16 votes)
56 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which of the two strike zone challenged starters walks the most batters?

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    Kikuchi
    (28 votes)
  • 52%
    Ashcroft
    (31 votes)
59 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Will Teoscar get a hit today?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Yes
    (38 votes)
  • 43%
    No
    (29 votes)
67 votes total Vote Now