T.J. Zeuch will be looking to rebound from his 2022 debut tonight as the Cincinnati Reds aim to even the series up against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight after dropping the series opener on Monday night. Kyle Gibson will be the Phillies starter tonight as he hopes to help give Philadelphia a guaranteed series win. First pitch is set for 6:40pm.
Here are the lineups for tonight’s contest:
|Bryson Stott – SS||Jake Fraley – DH|
|Rhys Hoskins – DH||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Alec Bohm – 3B||Kyle Farmer – 3B|
|Darick Hall – 1B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Nick Castellanos – RF||Albert Almora Jr. – CF|
|Jean Segura – 2B||Aristides Aquino – RF|
|Brandon Marsh – CF||TJ Friedl – LF|
|Garrett Stubbs – C||Jose Barrero – SS|
|Matt Vierling – LF||Michael Papierski – C|
|Kyle Gibson – SP||T.J. Zeuch – SP|
Jonathan India is back in the lineup and he’s hitting second for the first time in his career. Almost all of his playing time has come out of the leadoff spot, with one plate appearance in the 3rd and 5th spots, then between 10-59 plate appearances in the spots between 6th and 9th in the lineup.
|Links: T.J. Zeuch’s Stats | Kyle Gibson’s Stats
The first start in the big leagues this season for T.J. Zeuch didn’t go well. He gave up six runs on six hits, two walks, two hit batters, and a home run in 4.0 innings as the Reds got blown out by the Mets 10-2 last week.
In his time in the minors this season left-handed hitters have crushed him. In limited action in the big leagues, lefties have hit .329/.440/.488 against him. During his time in the minors this season he pitched solidly against righties, and in the majors in his career they’ve hit .239/.298/.485 against him – showing plenty of power, but not a ton of hitting or walking.
After a rough start on July 2nd where he allowed four home runs, Kyle Gibson has been quite good of late. In the six starts since he’s posted a 2.89 ERA while allowing just two home runs in 37.1 innings.
His splits are interesting. Not shown below are his home and road splits where he’s got a higher ERA on the road (4.73 to 4.03) despite allowing far more home runs at home. What is shown below is that while the results in the end wind up similar against both righties and lefties, he gets there differently. Lefties walk more often and make far more contact, but they also hit for a lower average by 20 points – which is also the difference in the slugging percentage.
When and Where
- Game time: 6:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv (out of market)
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 79°, cloudy, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
TJ Friedl in, Donovan Solano out
The Reds called up TJ Friedl this afternoon to take the spot of Donovan Solano on the roster after he was placed on the paternity list. Friedl was then put right into the starting lineup.