The Cincinnati Reds will start up a home stand tonight as they welcome in the first place St. Louis Cardinals. Chase Anderson will be making his 2022 big league debut after signing with the Reds last week. St. Louis will be sending Miles Mikolas to the mound.
First pitch is set for 6:40pm ET. Update: The game is set to begin at approximately 8:10pm ET
Here are the lineups for tonight’s game:
St. Louis Cardinals
|Lars Nootbaar – RF||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Brendan Donovan – 2B||Jake Fraley – RF|
|Paul Goldschmidt – DH||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Nolan Arenado – 3B||Donovan Solano – 3B|
|Tyler O’Neill – CF||TJ Friedl – CF|
|Albert Pujols – 1B||Nick Senzel – DH|
|Corey Dickerson – LF||Stuart Fairchild – LF|
|Andrew Knizner – C||Colin Moran – 1B|
|Tommy Edman – SS||Chuckie Robinson – C|
|Miles Mikolas – SP||Chase Anderson – SP|
|Chase Anderson (AAA)||80.0||4.50||1.33||29||72|
|Links: Chase Anderson’s Stats | Miles Mikolas’ Stats
It’s been more than a year since Chase Anderson last pitched in the big leagues. On August 4th of 2021 he threw 4.0 innings against the Washington Nationals while he was still with the Phillies. He’s been in Triple-A with them, the Tigers, and Rays since. Technically also with the Reds, though he never actually spent time in Louisville as he was added to the taxi squad with the big league club when he signed over the weekend.
In the minor leagues this year he’s spent time both starting (Tigers) and reliever (Rays). His splits have both lefties and righties having almost identical averages and on-base percentages, but right-handed hitters are hitting for a lot more power against him this season.
Pitch Usage (MLB in 2021)
After having an absolute disaster of a start on August 9th where he allowed 14 hits and 10 earned runs in 2.2 innings in Colorado, Miles Mikolas has returned to form since as he’s allowed just six earned runs in the 22.2 innings since.
Neither lefties or righties are hitting much against against Mikolas. Right-handed hitters are finding a few more singles, which has resulted in an average that is 22 points higher, which basically carries over into the on-base percentage and 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, 15% chance of rain
News and Notes
Max Schrock designated for assignment
With Chase Anderson needing to join the big league roster today the Reds designated Max Schrock for assignment and optioned reliever Dauri Moreta to the minors. We wrote more about all of the moves in detail here.
Tom Browning is in some trouble
Former Cincinnati Reds All-Star Tom Browning arrested for OVI, other charges https://t.co/VqT4WFLX8j
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