The Cincinnati Reds will look to avoid matching the worst start in franchise history by winning tonight in Colorado. Connor Overton will be taking the mound for the first time this year in the big leagues to take on the Rockies. He will be matched up with Chad Kuhl, with first pitch set for 8:10pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this evening’s contest:
|Tyler Naquin – DH||Connor Joe – DH|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Charlie Blackmon – RF|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Randal Grichuk – CF|
|Joey Votto – 1B||C.J. Cron – 1B|
|Brandon Drury – 2B||Ryan McMahon – 3B|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Sam Hilliard – LF|
|Mike Moustakas – 3B||Jose Iglesias – SS|
|Aramis Garcia – C||Alan Trejo – 2B|
|Jake Fraley – RF||Dom Nunez – C|
|Connor Overton – SP||Chad Kuhl – SP|
An earlier version of the lineup had Jonathan India in it, but he was scratched from the lineup at 6:30pm.
|Connor Overton (In AAA)||19.0||2.84||0.95||2.7%||29.7%|
|Links: Connor Overton’s Stats | Chad Kuhl’s Stats
The right-handed pitcher made his big league debut in 2021 with the Blue Jays last August, pitching in relief. He would pitch in four games for the Blue Jays, all out of the bullpen and now allow a run in 6.2 innings. Despite that he was still placed on waivers in early September and claimed by the Pirates. He made three starts and two relief appearances with Pittsburgh and things didn’t quite go as well as they did in Toronto as he allowed eight runs in 8.2 innings while striking out 11.
This year in Triple-A, Overton has been quite good, posting a 2.84 ERA in 19.0 innings while walking just two batters and striking out 22. In his last outing with Louisville he struck out 9 batters over 7.0 innings while giving up just one run.
Splits (in Triple-A)
Pitch Usage (in 2021)
In his first season with the Rockies, Chad Kuhl is out to a fantastic start. He’s holding hitters to an average under .150 from both the left and right side, and his ERA is a minuscule 1.10. His peripherals don’t quite support that ERA – though it’s tough to imagine anyone’s peripherals supporting an ERA that low over the long haul. Kuhl has a walk rate that’s not great this season, and he’s striking out fewer batters than a league average pitcher, too. But he’s limited any and all power this season – giving up just one double with no homers or triples on the season.
When and Where
- Game time: 8:10pm ET
- Where: Coors Field
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 65°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Aristides Aquino is designated for assignment
Clearing a spot on the 40-man roster for tonight’s starter Connor Overton, the Reds designated outfielder Aristides Aquino for assignment. Outside of his incredible August back in 2019, Aquino hit just .173/.261/.356 with Cincinnati.
Shogo Akiyama signing with San Diego
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) April 30, 2022