Tonight the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox will wrap up their short 2-game series in Cincinnati. The Red Sox will turn to Connor Seabold to try and pick up a sweep after their win last night. Cincinnati will hand the ball to Chase Anderson as he looks to continue his run of good pitching in September. First pitch is set for 6:40pm ET.
Here’s the lineup for today’s match up:
Boston Red Sox
|Tommy Pham – LF||TJ Friedl – DH|
|Rafael Devers – 3B||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Xander Bogaerts – SS||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Alex Verdugo – RF||Jake Fraley – LF|
|J.D. Martinez – DH||Donovan Solano – 1B|
|Triston Casas – 1B||Aristides Aquino – RF|
|Rob Refsnyder – CF||Alejo Lopez – 3B|
|Reese McGuire – C||Stuart Fairchild – CF|
|Enrique Hernandez – 2B||Chuckie Robinson – C|
|Connor Seabold – SP||Chase Anderson – SP|
There’s been a lineup change from the original one posted this afternoon. Spencer Steer was originally starting at shortstop and hitting 7th, but he’s no longer in the lineup and several players have switched positions that they were initially slated to play.
|Links: Chase Anderson’s Stats | Jordan Montgomery’s Stats
The Reds will be sending Chase Anderson to the mound for the 6th time this season tonight. He’ll be looking to keep his strong September going. He’s thrown 11.2 innings in his three starts this month and allowed just three runs (2.31 ERA) while striking out 12. Anderson will be looking to cut down on the walks, though, as he has handed out nine free passes in that span.
When it comes down to his splits, there hasn’t been much of a difference in how many hits lefties and righties get against him. The same thing goes for walks, with lefties having a slight edge on how frequently they get a free pass. But there is a big difference, though, in how much power righties and lefties hit against him. Righties are showing quite a bit more power against him this season.
Splits (AAA & MLB in 2022)
In a match up of guys with limited big league action in 2022, Connor Seabold is making just his 5th big league appearance tonight. Much of his season has come in Triple-A Worcester where he posted a 3.32 ERA in 19 starts with 19 walks and 89 strikeouts. He’s struggled in two of his three big league appearances this season, giving up seven runs on June 27th and July 8th, but only one run on July 3rd against the Cubs.
His splits this season show that he’s handled right-handed hitters well in the minors, but in the big leagues they’ve hit four home runs and three doubles off of him in just 46 plate appearances. Lefties haven’t homered against him in the big leagues but they have hit .500 and slugged .929 in their 17 plate appearances. In the minors it was lefties that hit him better than righties and by quite a bit.
Splits (AAA & MLB)
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: 87°, partly cloudy, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
Michael Siani gets the call
Taking place of Nick Senzel on the roster after he broke his toe in last night’s game the Cincinnati Reds added outfielder Michael Siani to the 40-man roster and called him up from Triple-A. He had only been there for the last 10 days, spending 121 games with Double-A Chattanooga. He’s hit .252/.345/.405 on the season with 52 stolen bases. You can read more about him here.