Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Cincinnati0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 060
Miami0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 x 370
  W: S. Alcantara (10-4)   L: M. Minor (1-8)
3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT, August 3, 2022
loanDepot park, Miami, Florida  Attendance: 8,656

Torn-down Reds look for sweep of Marlins

According to STATS
According to STATS

Cincinnati Reds at Miami Marlins

  1. Cincinnati and Miami split the four-game series played a few days ago at Great American Ball Park. Since 2015, the Reds have beaten the Marlins at LoanDepot Park just once out of six series played and have been outscored by 3.7 runs per game in those losses.
  2. Hunter Greene has recorded a pitching loss in five of his last six starts and the Reds are just 1-7 (.125) in his last eight starts. Greene could be the first MLB pitcher to lose 13 or more of his first 20 career starts in the same season since Jeremy Bonderman (Detroit) lost 14 of his first 20 starts in 2003.
  3. With 2+ hits in each of his last three games, Jonathan India has registered 192 career hits and will be making his 200th career appearance next game. India could become the first Reds' player to record 190+ hits and hold a .260+ batting average in his first 200 career games since Joey Votto did so from 2007 to 2009.
  4. The Marlins have lost seven straight home games and have scored four or less runs in 16 of their last 17 home games. Since 2021, Miami has recorded the third most games in MLB with four or less runs scored at home (86), trailing only Detroit and Oakland (87 games each).
  5. Sandy Alcantara is one of two qualifying pitchers in MLB this season with a sub-2.00 ERA and sub-.200 opponent batting average (Justin Verlander). Alcantara could become the first Marlins pitcher in franchise history to record such numbers in his first 22 starts of a season and the first MLB pitcher to do so since Clayton Kershaw in 2017.
  6. Miami recorded 10 hits and five doubles in Sunday's loss to the Mets, its first home loss while recording at least 10 hits and five doubles since 2012. Only the Mets have yet to lose such a game at home since 2012, with the Marlins tied for second fewest with only one loss in that time (San Diego, Tampa Bay, St. Louis).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/1/2022 thru 8/3/2022

When the Cincinnati Reds try for a three-game sweep of the host Miami Marlins on Wednesday, both managers will be busy adjusting to their new rosters.

Within the past week, the Reds have traded five starters: pitchers Tyler Mahle and Luis Castillo, outfielders Tommy Pham and Tyler Naquin, and infielder Brandon Drury.

Cincinnati manager David Bell had good things to say about all the departed Reds, including: "Pham was a great guy on this team."

Miami wasn't as aggressive a seller, but the Marlins' bullpen did take a hit as Zach Pop and Anthony Bass were sent packing on Tuesday.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said he will miss both relievers.

"Anthony has been our most consistent guy this year," Mattingly said. "Zach has been a success story as a 'Rule 5' guy who took on some bumps and bruises last year. But then you saw him grow and get better."

The Reds, with their depleted rotation, will throw struggling left-hander Mike Minor (1-7, 6.31 ERA) against the Marlins on Wednesday. The Reds will try for their fifth straight win.

Miami will counter with right-hander Sandy Alcantara (9-4, 1.99), who is considered a front-runner to win the National League Cy Young Award. Alcantara leads the NL in ERA and tops everyone in innings pitched (149 1/3).

Alcantara is 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA in five career games against the Reds -- including three starts.

Alcantara has yet to face the Reds this season, but he has been dominant all year. His "worst" month came in May, when he had a 2.13 ERA in six starts. He has been equally good at home (2.00 ERA) as on the road (1.98).

However, Alcantara has slumped in his past two starts, allowing six runs in 11 innings.

Meanwhile, Minor, 34, has seen a downturn in his career since going 14-10 with a 3.59 ERA in 2019. Since then, he is 10-25 with a 5.40 ERA.

In 14 career starts against the Marlins, Minor is 3-5 with a 5.05 ERA.

The Reds are 1-9 this season when starting Minor, who hasn't won a game since June 13.

However, Minor pitched fairly well in his most recent outing, a 6-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday. He lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing just four hits and two runs.

"He gave us fits," Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said.

As for the Reds' and Marlins' offenses, their strategies likely will be different on Wednesday.

Alcantara usually goes deep into games -- he leads the majors in innings for a reason -- and with the trades made by Miami, the Marlins' bullpen has been weakened.

Conversely, Marlins hitters shouldn't be worried necessarily about working deep counts. Miami has struggled to score lately -- averaging 1.8 runs during a five-game losing streak -- so they are more likely to be aggressive early.

Miami, which lost right fielder Avisail Garcia to a hamstring injury on Tuesday, seems to badly miss Jazz Chisholm Jr., Jon Berti, Brian Anderson and Jorge Soler. All four of those hitters are on the injured list.

--Field Level Media

Updated August 3, 2022