The Cincinnati Reds were able to land Sonny Gray from the New York Yankees this past winter in part due to Gray’s horrendous struggles pitching in his home park. He excelled away from Yankee Stadium in his brief stint there, but while wearing pinstripes he, for some reason, just ran into tremendously bad form.
In the extremely early going with the Reds, Gray hasn’t yet found his footing in home starts just yet, though he’s still managed to keep his ERA actually a tick better (2.70) at home than on the road (2.84). That said, his two home starts have been tricky - one was on a bitter cold Sunday after he was ready to go the day before only for it to be rained out, and the second featured his early exit after taking a comebacker off his calf.
Gray will be on the mound for the Reds as they open a home series against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night, and I’m personally hoping he can finally have a routine outing in the process. If it’s anything like the way he’s pitched lately, it’ll be damn good, too, since he enters having had great success over his previous three starts.
Atlanta will counter with Kevin Gausman on the mound. First pitch is set for 6:40 PM ET.