The Cincinnati Reds will send Connor Overton to the mound to face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates and JT Brubaker in the first game of their day/night doubleheader. The Reds have lost nine games in a row, dating back to April 26th. Their only win since April 10th came on the 24th against the Cardinals. First pitch is set for 12:35pm.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s NL Central contest:
|Ben Gamel – RF||Tyler Naquin – RF|
|Bryan Reynolds – CF||Brandon Drury – 2B|
|Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B||Tommy Pham – DH|
|Daniel Vogelbach – DH||Mike Moustakas – 3B|
|Michael Chavis – 1B||Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Josh VanMeter – 2B||Colin Moran – 1B|
|Diego Castillo – SS||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Jake Marisnick – LF||TJ Friedl – LF|
|Roberto Perez – C||Albert Almora Jr. – CF|
|JT Brubaker – SP||Connor Overton – SP|
|Links: Connor Overton’s Stats | JT Brubaker’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. In his Reds debut this past weekend he allowed a run over 5.1 innings against the Rockies.
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)
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.
When and Where
- Game time: 12:35pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 58°, cloudy, 15% chance of rain
News and Notes
Jared Solomon recalled for the doubleheader
When teams play a doubleheader they are allowed to expand the roster by one player. Today that player will be Jared Solomon. The reliever hasn’t allowed a run in 10.2 innings while allowing 3 hits and 3 walks this season between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville. He’s also struck out 11 batters.
Nick Lodolo not yet ready to return
After being expected to start today for the Reds, Nick Lodolo’s back soreness returned after throwing yesterday and he will remain on the injured list.
Updates on Jose Barrero, Donovan Solano
Jose Barrero had a minor setback in his recovery from hamate surgery, but he’s close to fully playing in extended spring training games.
Donovan Solano is not ready to begin baseball activities after he had a PRP injection last week for his hamstring strain.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) May 6, 2022