The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates start a four game series tonight that will span over the next three days. Cincinnati will be sending Mike Minor to the mound with the hopes that all of the puppies in the park tonight go home happy. The Pirates will counter by sending Bryse Wilson out to face off against the Reds for the third time this season. First pitch is set for 6:40pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this evening’s series opener:
|Kevin Newman – SS||TJ Friedl – LF|
|Bryan Reynolds – CF||Spencer Steer – 1B|
|Rodolfo Castro – 2B||Kyle Farmer – 3B|
|Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B||Jake Fraley – DH|
|Michael Chavis – 1B||Aristides Aquino – RF|
|Jack Suwinski – RF||Alejo Lopez – 2B|
|Diego Castillo – DH||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Greg Allen – LF||Jose Barrero – SS|
|Jason Delay – C||Chuckie Robinson – C|
|Bryse Wilson – SP||Mike Minor – SP|
|Links: Mike Minor’s Stats | Bryse Wilson’s Stats
Over his last three starts Mike Minor has allowed just five runs (2.60 ERA). He’s been stingy with the walks, giving up just three of them in 17.1 innings.
Left-handed hitters aren’t given many chances to face off against Mike Minor, but when they do they don’t have much success. Minor is holding them to a .266 on-base percentage and they are slugging just .400 against him. Right-handed hitters, though, are crushing him to the tune of .313/.386/.561 and making plenty of contact by 2022 standards.
The Reds have faced Wilson twice this season. Back in July they scored four runs against him in 6.2 innings. Six weeks later they scored three runs in 7.0 innings against him.
Bryse Wilson doesn’t walk many batters, though he very rarely walks a right-handed batter. Righties are hitting .284 against him and they made a lot of contact against him, but don’t show off a bunch of power. Lefties also make a lot of contact, but they are hitting .331 against him and hitting for a lot of power.
When and Where
- Game time: 6:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 70°, cloudy, 35% chance of rain
News and Notes
Raynel Espinal called up, Justin Dunn to the IL
Prior to the game this evening the Cincinnati Reds announced that they had called up Raynel Espinal from Triple-A Louisville. He’ll be taking the place of Justin Dunn, who was placed on the injured list with no injury designation. We wrote about all of that here if you are interested in reading more.
Hunter Greene’s next start
Hunter Greene says his next start will be with the Reds this week. All went well on his rehab assignment.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) September 12, 2022