After a 5-1 win last night the Cincinnati Reds will look to make it two games in a row over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds will look to Mike Minor as he comes off of his best start of the year. The Cardinals will counter with a lefty of their own and a trade deadline acquisition in Jose Quintana. First pitch is set for 6:40pm ET.
Here are the lineups for tonight’s game:
St. Louis Cardinals
|Tommy Edman – 2B||Jonathan India – DH|
|Dylan Carlson – CF||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Paul Goldschmidt – 1B||Kyle Farmer – 3B|
|Nolan Arenado – 3B||Donovan Solano – 1B|
|Albert Pujols – DH||Alejo Lopez – 2B|
|Tyler O’Neill – LF||Stuart Fairchild – LF|
|Paul DeJong – SS||Aristides Aquino – RF|
|Yadier Molina – C||Jose Barrero – SS|
|Brendan Donovan – RF||Chuckie Robinson – C|
|Jose Quintana – SP||Mike Minor – SP|
|Links: Mike Minor’s Stats | Jose Quintana’s Stats
In his last start, Mike Minor had his best outing of the year as he allowed just two runs in 7.0 innings while walking no one and striking out seven batters. It was only his second quality start of the year in his 15 games.
The splits against lefties and righties are pretty extreme for Mike Minor. He doesn’t face many lefties as managers try to avoid the lefty/lefty match up. When they do get the chance to face him they don’t do a whole lot, posting a .272 on-base percentage against him and only showing moderate power. Right-handed hitters, though, have put up MVP caliber offensive numbers against him this season with a .305 average and a .582 slugging percentage.
Making just his 6th start for St. Louis after being acquired in a trade at the deadline from Pittsburgh, Jose Quintana has performed well for the Cardinals so far as he’s posted a 3.28 ERA in 24.2 innings and given up just one home run.
The lefty doesn’t get a chance to face off against many other lefties, but when he does they don’t do much of anything. In 88 plate appearances against him this season they’ve yet to homer and have just a .288 slugging percentage. Right-handed hitters have done better, but still aren’t finding a ton of success against him. They are hitting .260, but they’re also slugging just .386 and don’t draw many walks against him.
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: 78°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Albert Almora to start rehab, Detwiler to free agency
The #Reds today sent OF Albert Almora Jr. (right shoulder contusion) on a rehab assignment to Triple-A Louisville.
Additionally, LHP Ross Detwiler, designated for assignment yesterday, has elected free agency. pic.twitter.com/NPGrLelq0X
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 31, 2022