On this day in MLB history, July 26, 1948 - Babe Ruth makes his last public appearance, at the New York premiere of the film The Babe Ruth Story. He will die three weeks later.
Miami Marlins (45-51) at Cincinnati Reds (37-58)
Hunter Greene is the best thing that has happened to the Reds in years. A pitcher that can fire 100mph well into the 7th inning.
The Marlins will send Pablo López (6-5) to the mound for his 20th start this season.
The right-hander last pitched on Thursday, when he gave up five earned runs and allowed five hits in five innings against the Texas Rangers. The 26-year-old has an ERA of 3.22 and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .212 in 19 games this season. In 19 starts this season, he’s earned seven quality starts. Lopez has seven starts in a row of five innings or more. The 26-year-old ranks 27th in ERA (3.22), 21st in WHIP (1.092), and 23rd in K/9 (8.8) among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign. Hunter Greene gets the start for the Reds, his 19th of the season. He is 3-11 with a 5.78 ERA and 113 strikeouts through 90 1/3 innings pitched. In his most recent appearance on Saturday, July 16, the right-hander went five innings against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving up four earned runs while surrendering five hits. The 22-year-old has amassed an ERA of 5.78, with 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings in 18 games this season. Greene has four quality starts under his belt this year. Greene will try to build upon a four-game streak of lasting five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.0 innings per appearance).
San Diego Padres (54-44) AT Detroit Tigers (39-58)
Padres RHP Mike Clevinger is 2-3 with a 3.50 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 2.9 BB/9 and 9.3 K/9 in 46 1/3 IP across 9 starts and 1 relief appearance. Last start: Loss, 3-1, July 17 at home vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks with 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 HR, 2 BB and 8 K. Career at Comerica Park: 3-2 with a 2.67 ERA (33 2/3 IP, 10 ER), 1.10 WHIP, 2 HR and 10.2 K/9 in 6 starts. Tigers RHP Garrett Hill is 1-2 with a 5.63 ERA (16 IP, 10 ER), 13 H, 3 HR, 5 BB and 8 K over 3 starts in his rookie season. Last start: Loss, 5-0, Thursday at the Oakland Athletics with 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 HR, 2 BB and 4 K. Hill’s hard-hit rate, exit velocity and BB% are better than the MLB average
Chicago White Sox (48-48) AT Colorado Rockies (44-53)
White Sox RHP Michael Kopech (3-6, 3.36 ERA) makes his 18th start. He has a 1.18 WHIP, 4.6 BB/9 and 8.0 K/9 in 83 IP. He picked up the win in his last start and the White Sox have won his last 2 outings, but he went 0-4 in his previous 4 starts and the White Sox dropped 5 straight when he was on the mound. First career appearance against the Rockies and in Coors Field. Rockies RHP German Marquez (6-7, 5.47 ERA) makes his 19th start. He has a 1.44 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9 and 7.4 K/9 in 103 2/3 IP. Picked up wins in his last 2 starts, going at least 6 innings and allowing only 2 runs in each outing. Rockies are 10-8 in his starts and 7-2 in his last 9.
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