Tonight’s game has been postponed. It will be made up ass a part of a doubleheader on July 7th. Saturday will still be a day/night doubleheader.

Mother Nature may have a say in whether the game is played tonight or not, with scattered thunderstorms in the area this evening. If the game gets played, the Cincinnati Reds will send Connor Overton to the mound to face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates and JT Brubaker. The Reds will be looking to pick up their 4th win of the season and end another long losing streak.

Starting Lineups

Here are the lineups for this evening’s NL Central contest:

Pittsburgh Pirates

Cincinnati Reds

Ben Gamel – LF Tyler Naquin – DH
Bryan Reynolds – CF Brandon Drury – 2B
Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B Tommy Pham – LF
Daniel Vogelbach – DH Mike Moustakas – 3B
Josh VanMeter – 2B Tyler Stephenson – C
Yoshi Tsutsugo – 1B Colin Moran – 1B
Diego Castillo – SS Kyle Farmer – SS
Jack Suwinski – RF TJ Friedl – RF
Andrew Knapp – C Albert Almora Jr. – CF
JT Brubaker – SP Connor Overton – SP

Starting Pitchers

Pitcher IP ERA WHIP BB K
Connor Overton 5.1 1.69 0.94 2 3
JT Brubaker 20.1 6.20 1.53 12 21
Links: Connor Overton’s Stats | JT Brubaker’s Stats

Connor Overton

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. In his Reds debut this past weekend he allowed a run over 5.1 innings against the Rockies.

Splits

It doesn’t seem too useful to have his splits since he faced less than 100 batters in Triple-A this year and only has one game in the big leagues this season.

Pitch Usage (2022 in MLB)

4-Seam 2-Seam Slider Change Curve Cutter
Velo 91.6 91.7 82.5 85.1 80.1 89.5
Usage 30.7% 13.3% 21.3% 17.3% 13.3% 4.0%

JT Brubaker

Lefties have had plenty of success against JT Brubaker this season, particularly compared to righties. Against both, he’s struggled to throw strikes, but he’s limited the power output of right-handed batters while lefties have put up six extra-base hits against him and slugged .500.

Splits

Split PA H 2B 3B HR BB K AVG OBP SLG
RHH 49 9 1 0 1 7 10 .214 .327 .310
LHH 45 10 4 0 2 5 11 .250 .333 .500

Pitch Usage

4-Seam 2-Seam Slider Change Curve
Velo 93.0 93.5 87.2 87.7 80.4
Usage 11.0% 32.2% 31.9% 9.9% 15.0%

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: 68°, Scattered Thunderstorms

News and Notes

Roster Moves

Cincinnati added pitcher Robert Dugger, who they picked up on waivers earlier this week to the active roster. They also activated Tyler Naquin from the injured list. Buck Farmer was designated for assignment and Ronnie Dawson was sent to Triple-A.

Updates on Jose Barrero, Donovan Solano

38 Responses

  1. Rut

    Well… at least we were the #2 topic on PTI.

    They actually had some salient points, which is rare for a nation show on a local topic. Blame rightfully being placed on Ownership on a national level right now. This MUST embarrass the Castellinis, sure hope it does.

    Also, have to giggle a bit that the Reds were the #2 tonight, might be a prophetic placement!

      • Mark Moore

        That’s a tickets sold number, not butts in seats at GABP. Big difference as non-attenders aren’t buying beer and dogs.

      • TheCoastMan

        Granted, they are missing out on the revenue from dogs and cold ones, but people are still buying the tickets. Whether or not they show up still puts $$$ in big Bob’s bank account.

        Anyone know where to get the numbers of fans actually showing? I would be curious to see the difference.

      • Mark Moore

        Likely not “buying” but already “bought”. Still a difference as you get to book the revenue on advance sales regardless. I’d like to see the official book records on that number. I’m having a hard time believing it’s really that high given what we see when they are at home. Of course, with less home games and full stands during the first round, maybe the number is closer to accurate. It’s certain to drop, though.

        And with fewer people coming downtown, the local economy suffers big time.

      • Votto4life

        Coast man

        thank you For posting this article. The Cincinnati media, with the exception of the writers here at RLN have been burying their heads in the sand. I did see a nice piece yesterday from Mike Bass in the Enquirer that called out ownership. But for the most part it has been crickets.

        The writers who do comment tend to blame the Castellinis and excuse Krall and Bell. Granted, the majority of the blame should go to Bob and mini Me, but I have yet to find anyone who can list anything positive Nick Krall has brought to this organization.

        Still I get it, writers interact with the players, coaches, managers and even the GM. It’s how they get their stories, so they do have to be diplomatic.

        At some point though, if you keep making excuses for them, people are going to question your integrity. I think we are past that point and I suspect the local writers will start to question Nick Krall and David Bell with more vigor. After all, General Managers and field managers come and go, but the writers will remain.

  2. Old-school

    The radar clears around 9 pm.
    Play Ball!

    Only problem is labor issues created a hurried rush to strike a deal March 10 after no communication from players, training staff, coaches. Hurried Spring training and ridiculous attempt to still play 162 games to get players their salaries.

    Here we are . Injuries gone crazy. And a delayed game on a rainy Friday night looking like midnight with an extra game added Saturday at 1235 pm to go with a DH Saturday night and then a day game Sunday.

    Players gonna get paid. This season will be a mess of injuries never seen before. What product is worth being consumed this weekend for a 4 game series rainy Friday night with a delay, DH Saturday in the rain added late so the players could get their 162 game paycheck and then Mother’s Day for a 3-22 team vs the Pirates?
    MLB failed.

    The other option is postpone the game and reschedule the and play October 10th before 233 fans between (2) 100 loss teams.

    • Redsfan4life

      Pirates won’t lose 100. They get to play the Reds 18 times.

  3. Mark Moore

    Mr. Moose with a glove on his hand doesn’t give me any warm fuzzies, friends.

    Let’s see if DTBell leaves Overton in if he’s performing well but walks a guy to open an inning. That little move still sticks with me.

  4. Mort

    Well, it looks like we will not lose tonight. I see this as a win for the Reds.

  5. Old-school

    Adam Wainwright has covid and he went out on twitter and said feeling fine but needs 2 tests to pass mlb protocols and cant wait to get back. What do reds players do to communicate with the fans?

    Votto? Senzel? You either are or you arent on social media.

    • Frankie Tomatoes

      Some things just aren’t our business. Also there is the fact that if you post on social media about covid you are going to get a stream of crazy people chiming in about it no matter what you say.

      • Old-school

        Adam Wainwright Twitter. Look it up.

    • TheCoastMan

      According to Bell, Votto had covid type symptoms, but did not test positive. Seems odd as long as he’s been out, but he could have a bad flu for all we know. Haven’t heard anything more on Senzel.

  6. Bet on Red

    I had today as the day as the one that the reds might actually eke out a win.

      • TheCoastMan

        And before anyone says, no, I haven’t started knock back the cold ones yet.

  7. Melvin

    No seven inning doubleheaders correct? Too bad. Those always helped the Reds. Nowadays they would be less painful. 🙂

  8. Votto4life

    MLB really needs some competition. I mean the USFL isn’t going to replace the NFL, but it would nice to see a new baseball league emerge that offers 80s style baseball and some competitive balance.

    If there ever was a time for a league to emerge. It’s now

    • Daytonnati

      V4Life – google “Baseball Anti-Trust Exemption”. You will be disheartened.

      • Votto4life

        I responded Daytonatti but apparently I broke some rule. My main point being precedent doesn’t seems to matter much these days.

      • Daytonnati

        If I get your gist, I want you to know I agree with it 🙂

    • Doc

      1880s, with a dead ball that stays in the park and requires talent to hit ’em where they ain’t.

  9. KYpodman

    I was hoping for Crash Davis from Bull Durham would cause a rain out like in the move (“oh my, we have a national disaster!”), but, mother nature may take care of that for us.

  10. Moon

    ESPN now showing the game has been postponed. Makeup day is 7 July

  11. Votto4life

    It’s going to fun to watch MLB trying to hype “the Field of Dreams game” this year.

    “As the lights come on shadows emerge from the cornfields. Legends of the games with names like, Friedl, Moran and Matt Reynolds.”

    If you tear it down, will they leave?

    • Mark Moore

      I completely forgot about our little junket to Iowa … glad I’m not going there. TV viewership will probably be in the tank as well.

      • Votto4life

        I bet MLB regrets choosing our Reds for that game.

      • Moon

        Mark, last year I was seriously considering making the trip to Iowa to watch the Reds. Now I am so glad I decided to pass on it.

    • TheCoastMan

      It’s gonna be called the “Field of Nightmares” this year. Killer scarecrows will come out of the corn for the 7th inning stretch…. Oh, wait a minute, you’re right, that’s the Reds outfield.

  12. William

    It was good not to lose a game today.

  13. Jeff Morris

    I really wish there was a way the MLB Commissioner and MLB owners could FORCE the Castellini group to sell the Reds. Should have been a new rule in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Any owner that does not make a reasonable attempt to field a reasonable competitive team and is an owner of a team for profits only and is purposely tanking and does not care about wins and losses, is subject to be forced to sell!

  14. Jeff Morris

    Also….owners of any team is subject to a MLB appointed auditor to audit teams payroll and make sure of what they are doing is ethical and not just for profit and to line ownership pockets.

  15. Indy Red Man

    I’m not sure why Bryan De La Cruz can’t crack the Marlins lineup but he’s 25 and has a .298 average over 218 career at-bats. I’m not sure what Mattingly is doing down there, but we should try to pick him up. He’s got a little power and .365 obp. Why not?

    • Indy Red Man

      Just got sent down to AAA yesterday

  16. Joey Red

    It’s going to be a brisk overcast day today. What a beautiful day for a baseball game. Let’s play two! Hopefully the legions and legions of Reds fans who actually show up at GABP to watch the worst team in MLB history will bring a nice fuzzy blanket. And after watching the Reds lose game one go to your favorite drinking establishment and spend the hours between the two games getting hammered. Then call a cab or walk to GABP to watch the Reds lose game two. That game will be more fun because you will be hammered. You might even laugh at the futility of your baseball team.