The Thursday MLB schedule will get underway with a matinee between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds from the Great American Ball Park. Milwaukee has won six straight games and has locked up one of the two NL Wild Card spots. Last night, Ryan Braun crushed a grand slam to power the Brewers to a 9-2 road victory against the Reds.
Thirty-one year old righty Chase Anderson (7-4 4.30 ERA) will take the mound for the Brewers in this matchup. Last time out, Anderson allowed three hits in six innings during a 10-1 home victory versus Pittsburgh.
The Cincinnati Reds have won 41 home games and will be making their final appearance at home this season. On Wednesday, Cincinnati SP Tyler Mahle (2-12) was rocked for eight runs and recorded just seven outs. Eugenio Suarez connected on his 49th home run in a losing effort for the Reds, who are 12 games below .500 overall.
Twenty-six year old righty Luis Castillo (15-7 3.25 ERA) has emerged as one of baseball’s most talented pitchers. Through 185 plus innings, Castillo has fanned 215 batters and owns a 1.13 WHIP.