Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds – June 24, 2023


It’s hard to imagine that either of these two teams could top the game they played last night, but you should probably watch or listen. The Cincinnati Reds are on a 12-game winning streak after last night’s win, which ended Atlanta’s 8-game winning streak. The match between the two first-place clubs is scheduled to begin at 4:10 PM ET.

starting lineup

starting pitcher

Graham Ashcraft

Cincinnati activated Graham Ashcraft from the injured list prior to the game. He has missed the past two weeks, last pitching on June 8. After a strong year, where he posted a 2.00 ERA in his first six starts, Ehcraft posted a 12.72 ERA over his next seven starts before going on the injured list.

The right-hander has had more success against Graham Ashcraft this season, but after initial struggles, the left-hander has done quite well of late. Left-handers are hitting .453/.493/.656 against him since the beginning of May. He hit .071/.188/.161 against them in April.


split the countryside H 2 b 3 b human resource BB K average OBP slg
RHH 164 42 6 2 6 18 24 .300 .387 .500
LHH 133 33 7 1 3 12 26 .275 .346 .425

use of pitch

2-seam cutter slider
Velo 96.6 96.5 88.5
Use 7% 56% 37%

Jared Shuster

The lefty has fared better against left-handed batsmen this season. However, the rookie hasn’t been as effective when it comes to controlling the strikezone as he has walked 22 batters this season with 23 strikeouts and it doesn’t matter if he’s facing lefty or righty. Shuster has been a fly ball pitcher, but he has so far put the ball in yards and given up only two home runs in 41.1 innings.


split the countryside H 2 b 3 b human resource BB K average OBP slg
RHH 134 29 7 2 1 15 15 .246 .336 .364
LHH 41 6 1 0 1 7 8 .188 .317 .313

use of pitch

4-seam slider Change
Velo 91.9 85.7 83.0
Use 45% 35% 20%

when and where

  • game time: 4:10 PM ET
  • Where: Great American Ball Park
  • Watch: Bali Sports Ohio,
  • Hear: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati Area)
  • Forecast: 86°, Partly cloudy, 15% chance of rain

News and Notes

Ben Lively out, TBA for Sunday

The Reds can’t catch the rotation break. The club announced that Ben Lively will be unable to make his scheduled debut tomorrow as he is suffering from pec muscle soreness and is currently the starter TBA. Levi Stoudt is tomorrow’s scheduled starter for Louisville and is on the 40-man roster, so he could be in the running. Updates: The team placed him on the injured list retroactively from Wednesday. No corresponding steps were announced.

Alan Busenitz optioned to Triple-A

With Graham Ashcraft activated today, the Reds optioned reliever Alan Busenitz to Triple-A Louisville.

Joey Votto and others on the Reds, Eli de la Cruz

After last night’s game, Joey Votto had a lot to say about this team and Eli De La Cruz. We also saw what some people are saying in the national media. See them all here.


Team W Ale GB playoff chances
Reds 41 35 0.0 24.0%
Brewers 39 36 1.5 48.6%
cub 36 38 4.0 19.3%
Pirates 35 40 5.5 4.3%
Cardinals 31 44 9.5 12.0%
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