The Cincinnati Reds will host the San Diego Padres this evening in a match up that we saw last week between Vladimir Gutierrez and MacKenzie Gore. After having their 1-game winning streak snapped last night, the Reds will try to get another one going tonight. First pitch is set for 6:40pm ET.
Here are your lineups for this evening’s contest:
San Diego Padres
|Trent Grisham – CF||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Jake Cronenworth – 2B||Brandon Drury – DH|
|Manny Machado – 3B||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Jurickson Profar – LF||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Eric Hosmer – 1B||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Matt Beaty – RF||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Austin Nola – C||Aristides Aquino – RF|
|Luis Campusano – DH||Aramis Garcia – C|
|C.J. Abrams – SS||Matt Reynolds – 3B|
|MacKenzie Gore – SP||Vladimir Gutierrez – SP|
|Links: Vladimir Gutierrez’s Stats | MacKenzie Gore’s Stats
If you’re an opposing manager you want to put as many lefties in the lineup as you can against Gutierrez. He doesn’t miss their bats and they hit for a ton of power against him. Or at least they did in 2021 (and this season there are hitting .35/.474/.571 against him with twice as many walks as strikeouts through two games). With that said, Gutierrez has also pitched significantly better on the road (3.80 ERA, .698 OPS against on the road vs 5.94 ERA at home with a .931 OPS against) last season.
The lefty will be making his second start against the Reds in a row, and just his 3rd start in the big leagues. Last time out he dominated Cincinnati’s lineup, tossing 5.0 shutout innings while striking out seven batters.
It doesn’t feel useful to cite his splits in the minors last year given that he pitched so little in games and when he did, nearly half of his innings were in rookie or A-ball.
When and Where
- Game time: 6:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 58°, partly cloudy, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Phillip Diehl called up, Justin Wilson to the IL
The Reds called up lefty reliever Phillip Diehl from Triple-A Louisville this afternoon. He’s taking the place on the roster of Justin Wilson who was placed on the injured list with a sore elbow. That move is retroactive to Sunday. To read more about Phillip Diehl, we wrote a little about him this afternoon.
Around the Beat
Mike Moustakas could return soon
David Bell said Mike Moustakas could return in the next 3-4 days.
Justin Wilson felt the elbow issue Sunday, and it ramped up over the last few days.
Tyler Stephenson could catch a live BP this weekend from Mike Minor and also could return to face the Brewers.
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) April 27, 2022
Luis Castillo scheduled for his next rehab start on Friday
Luis Castillo is scheduled to make his second rehab start on Friday in Columbus with Triple-A Louisville. He’s scheduled to throw four innings or 60-65 pitches.
More Reds notes in this story: https://t.co/3Hu6CMIWvO
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) April 27, 2022