After losing the first two games of the series, the Cincinnati Reds will be looking to avoid a sweep this afternoon against the New York Mets. The Reds will send T.J. Zeuch to the mound as he makes his first start in the big leagues this season and the Mets will turn to Taijuan Walker to try and pick up their 73rd win of the season. First pitch is set for 1:10pm. The game is available on MLB Network this afternoon.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s contest:
New York Mets
|Jonathan India – 2B||Brandon Nimmo – CF|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Francisco Lindor – SS|
|Kyle Farmer – DH||Pete Alonso – 1B|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Daniel Vogelbach – DH|
|Donovan Solano – 3B||Jeff McNeil – 2B|
|Albert Almora Jr. – RF||Tyler Naquin – RF|
|Jake Fraley – LF||Mark Canha – LF|
|Jose Barrero – SS||Luis Guillorme – 3B|
|Michael Papierski – C||James McCann – C|
|T.J. Zeuch – SP||Taijuan Walker – SP|
|T.J. Zeuch (AAA)||41.2||7.34||1.87||21||46|
|Links: T.J. Zeuch’s Stats | Taijuan Walker’s Stats
When the season began for T.J. Zeuch he was in Triple-A with Memphis as a part of the Cardinals organization. His stay didn’t last long there as he allowed 39 hits and 26 runs in 19.1 innings before his release in late May. The Reds signed him shortly after and sent him to Arizona where he made a few appearances before being moved to Triple-A Louisville. Once he joined the Bats he seemed to be a different pitcher than the one he was with Memphis and has posted a 3.63 ERA in 22.1 innings while getting back to being a ground ball pitcher. In his final outing in Louisville last week he struck out a career best 12 batters.
Splits (Triple-A in 2022)
The splits for Walker are noticeable. Both righties and lefties don’t pick up many hits – both are hitting in the .240’s, but lefties walk significantly more often and they are hitting for a lot more power, too. Righties haven’t been able to do much against him this season in any capacity with a low average, low walk rate, and very little power.
When and Where
- Game time: 1:10pm ET
- Where: Citi Field
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv, MLB Network (out of market)
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 872°, cloudy, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
Ryan Hendrix to Triple-A
The Reds officially called T.J. Zeuch up this morning so he could start today’s game. That meant they would need to create a roster spot, which led to the team optioning reliever Ryan Hendrix back to Triple-A Louisville.