The San Francisco Giants host the Cincinnati Reds in MLB 2022 action on Sunday, June 26 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Tyler Mahle will start on the mound for the Reds against his right-hander Anthony DeSclafani for the Giants. San Francisco is 39-32 this season, Cincinnati is 24-47.
The Giants vs. Reds game begins at 3:05 p.m. Central (4:05 p.m. Eastern) and will be streamed live on ESPN+, which is available for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. Bally Sports Ohio and NBC Sports Bay Area will broadcast the game regionally.
A look at what’s happening around Baseball Sunday:
A day after Astros starter Cristian Javier and two assists became the first pitchers to keep the Yankees sane in 19 years, Jose Urquidy (6-3, 4.68 ERA) is attempting to give Houston a four-game win over baseball’s top team grant. It’s the first time New York hasn’t been hit since six Astros teamed up in one at Old Stadium on June 11, 2003.
The leading Major League Yankees are 52-20, and their .732 win percentage on Saturday is the best ever for a team that has gone at least 50 games in a season without a hit. They rallied to beat Houston in Thursday’s series opener, but their offense has been completely shut down in two games since then.
New York has lost straight games for the first time since May 28-29 and it will ask left Nestor Cortes (6-3, 2.31) to stop the slide on two games. However, there is a catch to Nasty Nestor’s breakout season – he has a 5.79 ERA in his last three starts.
The Dodgers have another hole to plug their bullpen after right-hander Daniel Hudson was placed on the injured list on Saturday with a season-ending left cruciate ligament tear. The move was expected after Hudson’s knee gave way in the eighth inning of Friday night’s 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves as he responded to a dribbler hit by Ronald Acuña Jr.
Hudson’s recovery is expected to take six to nine months, removing the team’s top setup reliever. Hudson, 35, has five saves and a 2.22 ERA.
The Dodgers’ bullpen previously lost another late-innings veteran, Blake Treinen, to a right shoulder injury. Right-hander Tommy Kahnle (forearm tension) is also on the 60-day IL. Brusdar Graterol or another pitcher must come up as the next bridge to the closer Craig Kimbrel.
“Obviously the guys that are here are going to have a chance,” Roberts said. “I won’t say who it is, but they will have opportunities.”
Tony Gonsolin (9-0, 1.58) is looking to become the first 10-game majors winner if Los Angeles wraps up a series in Atlanta.
NL home run leader Pete Alonso is on the rise with the All-Star Home Run Derby in less than a month, scoring twice for the Mets on Saturday to give him 22 this season, including nine in June. The two-time derby champion also leads the majors with 68 RBIs.
Mets left-hander David Peterson (4-1, 3.18) starts a series finale against Miami left-back Daniel Castano (0-1, 2.57). There was speculation Max Scherzer would return from the injured list on Sunday, but manager Buck Showalter says the three-time Cy Young Award winner needs at least one more minor-league rehab trip to test his slanting strain.
SO FLYING BIRDS
The Orioles are in unprecedented territory this season, stringing together their first win streak in four games of the season, with recent victories over the Nationals and White Sox. They can end a four-game sweep by Chicago, which will see right-back Jordan Lyles (4-6, 4.92) take on Dylan Cease (5-3, 2.68).
Baltimore has won eight of 10 and improved to 34-39 but remains bottom in the AL East, 18 1/2 games behind the Yankees.
“We come to the park every day expecting to win,” said first baseman Trey Mancini. “We haven’t had that feeling here for a long time.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.