The Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres face off again tonight at 7:15pm ET in game three of their 4-game set in beautiful San Diego. Reminder that this game is on Fox and not on Bally Sports Ohio.
San Diego Padres
|Jonathan India – 2B||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Jesse Winker – LF||Fernando Tatis Jr. – SS|
|Nick Castellanos – RF||Jake Cronenworth – 2B|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Manny Machado – 3B|
|Tyler Naquin – CF||Eric Hosmer – 1B|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Wil Myers – RF|
|Eugenio Suárez – 3B||Jurickson Profar – CF|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Webster Rivas – C|
|Vladimir Gutierrez – SP||Miguel Diaz – SP|
It’s been a quality beginning to the start of the career for Vladimir Gutierrez. The 25-year-old has gone 3-1 in his first four starts while posting a 2.74 ERA. He’s allowed just 15 hits, two home runs, walked 10, and he’s struck out 19 batters along the way.
We’re still dealing with a very small sample size in the big leagues, but Gutierrez has some weird splits so far. Lefties have hit just .150/.292/.250 against him this year, but he’s walked as many of them as he’s struck out – 8 – in 48 plate appearances. Righties are hitting .220/.261/.317 against him in 47 plate appearances, but with just two walks and 11 strikeouts.
Pitch usage from 2021
The Padres didn’t name Diaz their starter until following the game last night. The 26-year-old righty has made 10 relief appearances this year to go with one start. He’s only thrown 20.2 innings on the season, but has a 2.18 ERA with 12 hits allowed, 10 walks, and 23 strikeouts. He did not pitch in the big leagues in 2020. His lone start came on May 3rd. He hasn’t pitched more than two innings in a game since May 24th, with his last three outings all lasting just one inning.
We’ve got a small sample size here for Diaz just like we do with Gutierrez. This season righties are hitting just .154/.195/.385 against him, but half of their hits – 3 – have gone over the fence. They’ve walked just twice and have 16 strikeouts against him in 42 trips to the plate. Lefties are hitting just .182, but have a .341 on-base percentage and a .333 slugging percentage against him with more walks than strikeouts in 41 plate appearances against him.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 7:15pm ET
- Where: Petco Park, San Diego
- Watch: FOX, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 73°, sunny, 1% chance of rain.
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs