The Cincinnati Reds are sitting at 3-20, the second worst start in Major League Baseball since 1900, and they’ve gone 1-18 since Phil Castellini’s famous opening day chewing of both of his feet. Vladimir Gutierrez will face off against Freddy Peralta tonight to try and get things turned around and going in the right direction in Milwaukee. First pitch is set for 7:40pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this tonight’s NL Central contest:
|TJ Friedl – CF||Kolten Wong – 2B|
|Brandon Drury – 3B||Willy Adames – SS|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Christian Yelich – LF|
|Mike Moustakas – DH||Andrew McCutchen – DH|
|Colin Moran – 1B||Rowdy Tellez – 1B|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Hunter Renfroe – RF|
|Alejo Lopez – 2B||Luis Urias – 3B|
|Matt Reynolds – RF||Lorenzo Cain – CF|
|Aramis Garcia – C||Victor Caratini – C|
|Vladimir Gutierrez – SP||Freddy Peralta – SP|
An hour prior to the game the Reds placed two men on the injured list who were in the starting lineup. Naquin and Senzel were replaced in the lineup and put 15 guys on the Cincinnati injured list.
|Links: Vladimir Gutierrez’s Stats | Freddy Peralta’s Stats
Control, or a complete lack of it, has been a big issue so far this season for Vladimir Gutierrez. He leads the league with 15 walks as well as leading the league with 4 hit batters. That’s 19 free bases he’s given out in just 17.0 innings this season.
Left-handed hitters are posting numbers that would make and MVP blush. Gutierrez has walked 11 of them with just 6 strikeouts while they’ve posted an OPS of 1.133 against him. Righties aren’t hitting for nearly as much power, but are still getting on base at a .421 clip against him so far this year.
A 2021 All-Star, Freddy Peralta has started out a little bit slower in 2022. He’s given up just one home run this season in 18.0 innings, but he’s also given up 10 runs – giving him an ERA of 5.00 through his first four starts.
He has dominated against lefties this season, holding them to an OPS of .486. Right-handed hitters have found more success, hitting .282 with a little bit of power to go with it. With that said, after struggling in his first two outings of the year (9 earned runs in 7.0 innings), Peralta has allowed just one run in his last two starts (11.0 innings) and given up just six hits and two walks while striking out 13.
When and Where
- Game time: 7:40pm ET
- Where: American Family Field
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: They have a dome
News and Notes
Reds pick up Robert Dugger on waivers
The Cincinnati Reds claimed right-handed pitcher Robert Dugger off of waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tyler Naquin and Nick Senzel to the injured list
The Reds put Naquin and Senzel on the injured list prior to the game. They called up Ronnie Dawson and Albert Almora Jr. from Triple-A to take their place.
Luis Castillo to pitch Monday, Joey Votto might miss real time
Castillo pitched his final rehab start for Louisville this afternoon, tossing 4.1 shutout innings while giving up three hits, walking two, striking out seven, and he threw 76 pitches with 48 strikes.
David Bell said Luis Castillo is pencilled in to start Monday against the Brewers. Also that Joey Votto will likely be out "more than a couple of days"
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) May 4, 2022
Six Reds prospects are on Baseball America’s latest Top 100 list
Baseball America updated their Top 100 Prospect list earlier today now that the season is a month old and there are now six prospects from the Reds organization among the Top 100 prospects in baseball. Three of them are in the top 40, while another three are in the 70-100 range.