Cincinnati Reds Starting Lineup 7/20/21 Reds Lineup

48-46, 2nd in NL Central

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11:10 pm GMT , 7/20

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The Cincinnati Reds were one of four teams to make the MLB playoffs from the NL Central. Ahead of any decision to limit wildcard teams back to post-2020 numbers, surprisingly Cincinnati is getting a lot of playoff attention. Nearly every sportsbook has the Reds within the top-10 for the NL Pennant. Last year's same four NL Central teams are projected to be part of a tight race for the division and whatever NL playoff format materializes. This after Cincinnati finished three games behind the first place Cubs, tied with the Cardinals, and two games ahead of Milwaukee. But was the Reds' success nothing but smoke and mirrors?

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Reds Starting Lineup

W. Miley , (L), P
1. J. India , (R), 2B
2. J. Winker , (L), LF
3. J. Votto , (L), 1B
4. A. Aquino , (R), RF
5. T. Naquin , (L), CF
6. E. Suarez , (R), 3B
7. T. Barnhart , (L), C
8. K. Farmer , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
P Wade Miley W. Miley (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Wade Miley W. Miley (L)
70
16 7-4 32 396 86 31 30 6 26 76 .192% .066% 1.16 .281
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B Jonathan India J. India (R)
73
1 83 337 75 53 13 2 7 37 45 7 3 .276 .405 .415 .820
LF Jesse Winker J. Winker (L)
94
2 86 381 100 61 19 1 19 52 61 1 0 .296 .375 .527 .902
1B Joey Votto J. Votto (L)
84
3 65 268 60 37 11 1 11 41 28 1 0 .256 .351 .453 .804
RF Aristides Aquino A. Aquino (R)
67
4 28 60 11 3 2 1 5 8 8 1 2 .216 .333 .588 .922
CF Tyler Naquin T. Naquin (L)
65
5 83 298 69 43 13 0 13 55 31 4 2 .257 .322 .451 .774
3B Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez (R)
80
6 90 378 57 29 10 0 18 52 44 0 1 .170 .254 .360 .614
C Tucker Barnhart T. Barnhart (L)
70
7 71 240 58 37 17 0 4 29 31 0 0 .271 .346 .407 .752
SS Kyle Farmer K. Farmer (R)
68
8 88 284 58 42 9 0 7 29 28 2 2 .229 .300 .348 .648

Most Common Reds Lineups

4 Games Game
1. Eugenio Suarez
2. Jesse Winker
3. Nick Castellanos
4. Tyler Stephenson
5. Tyler Naquin
6. Kyle Farmer
7. Tucker Barnhart
8. Jonathan India
3 Games Game
1. Jesse Winker
2. Nick Castellanos
3. Joey Votto
4. Mike Moustakas
5. Eugenio Suarez
6. Tyler Naquin
7. Tucker Barnhart
8. Jonathan India
9. Aristides Aquino
3 Games Game
1. Jesse Winker
2. Nick Castellanos
3. Joey Votto
4. Eugenio Suarez
5. Mike Moustakas
6. Nick Senzel
7. Jonathan India
8. Tucker Barnhart
9. Aristides Aquino
3 Games Game
1. Tyler Naquin
2. Nick Castellanos
3. Joey Votto
4. Eugenio Suarez
5. Mike Moustakas
6. Nick Senzel
7. Jonathan India
8. Tucker Barnhart
9. Aristides Aquino
2 Games Game
1. Jonathan India
2. Jesse Winker
3. Tyler Stephenson
4. Joey Votto
5. Tyler Naquin
6. Eugenio Suarez
7. Shogo Akiyama
8. Kyle Farmer
2 Games Game
1. Jonathan India
2. Jesse Winker
3. Nick Castellanos
4. Joey Votto
5. Tyler Stephenson
6. Tyler Naquin
7. Eugenio Suarez
8. Kyle Farmer

2021 Recent Reds Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/19 vs NYM L 11-15 Vladimir Gutierrez V. Gutierrez (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jonathan India J. India Jesse Winker J. Winker Tyler Stephenson T. Stephenson Joey Votto J. Votto Tyler Naquin T. Naquin Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez Shogo Akiyama S. Akiyama Kyle Farmer K. Farmer
7/18 vs MIL L 0-8 Sonny Gray S. Gray (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jonathan India J. India Jesse Winker J. Winker Joey Votto J. Votto Tyler Naquin T. Naquin Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez Tucker Barnhart T. Barnhart Shogo Akiyama S. Akiyama Mike Freeman M. Freeman
7/17 vs MIL L 4-7 Luis Castillo L. Castillo (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jonathan India J. India Jesse Winker J. Winker Tyler Stephenson T. Stephenson Joey Votto J. Votto Tyler Naquin T. Naquin Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez Shogo Akiyama S. Akiyama Kyle Farmer K. Farmer
7/16 vs MIL L 6-11 Tyler Mahle T. Mahle (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jonathan India J. India Jesse Winker J. Winker Nick Castellanos N. Castellanos Joey Votto J. Votto Tyler Naquin T. Naquin Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez Tucker Barnhart T. Barnhart Kyle Farmer K. Farmer
7/11 @ MIL W 3-1 Brandon Woodruff B. Woodruff (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jonathan India J. India Jesse Winker J. Winker Nick Castellanos N. Castellanos Joey Votto J. Votto Tyler Stephenson T. Stephenson Tyler Naquin T. Naquin Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez Mike Freeman M. Freeman

Cincinnati hit the seventh most home runs in baseball, but had the worst team batting average. The Reds were fourth worst in runs scored. A team with the 3rd oldest batters had the 7th best ERA in baseball. All of this would seem to make an odd combination for sustained success. It must have weighed heavily on the decision of Cincinnati's staff ace. Trevor Bauer took his team leading sub-2.00 ERA to the West Coast. A solid team ERA, which compensated for a lack of run production, took a huge hit. Oddsmakers seem at odds with Cincinnati justifying such a lofty preseason prediction. Statistical projection models insist the Reds are an average team at best. Cincinnati will need a few overachievers, plus some rekindled stats from a few aging bats to realize what appears to be suspect potential for success.