The Cincinnati Reds look to pick up a win in Pittsburgh tonight against the Pirates. Cincinnati will be sending Hunter Greene to the mound as he looks to keep his strong run of starts going. The Pirates will hand the ball to Mitch Keller. First pitch is set for 6:35pm ET.
Here’s the lineup for tonight’s game:
|TJ Friedl – LF||Oneil Cruz – SS|
|Jonathan India – 2B||Bryan Reynolds – CF|
|Kyle Farmer – 3B||Rodolfo Castro – 3B|
|Jake Fraley – DH||Jack Suwinski – LF|
|Spencer Steer – 1B||Miguel Andujar – DH|
|Aristides Aquino – RF||Cal Mitchell – RF|
|Michael Siani – CF||Zack Collins – 1B|
|Jose Barrero – SS||Jason Delay – C|
|Austin Romine – C||Ji Hwan Bae – 2B|
|Hunter Greene – SP||Mitch Keller – SP|
|Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats | Mitch Keller’s Stats
Over his last four starts, Hunter Greene has posted a 1.54 ERA in 23.1 innings with four walks and 33 strikeouts. He’ll look to keep that going tonight against the Pirates.
Neither lefties or righties are hitting for much average against him this season. They aren’t making much contact, either, though righties to make a lot more contact than lefties do. Both also hit for plenty of power, though righties have done better in that department.
After years of showing potential but not being able to put it all together, Mitch Keller’s taken a big step forward this season. Much of that has been due to a lower walk rate and an increase in ground balls.
Keller has found more success this season against right-handed hitters, who walk significantly less, strikeout way more, and don’t hit for much power against him. Lefties also don’t hit for much power against him, but they walk often and make plenty of contact, resulting in a .275 average and a .358 on-base percentage.
When and Where
- Game time: 6:35pm ET
- Where: PNC Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 52°, cloudy, 15% chance of rain
News and Notes
Filling out the rotation
#Reds rotation rest of the way:
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) September 27, 2022
What’s interesting here is that Justin Dunn is not listed. He is making a rehab start tonight for Louisville. If he returns it would appear that it would be as a reliever.