The Cincinnati Reds will be looking to get back to their winning ways tonight when they face off against the Baltimore Orioles. After dealing a rain-interrupted game got restarted last night, Baltimore pulled away to hand the Reds their third loss in a row. First pitch tonight at Camden Yards is set for 7:05pm ET.
|TJ Friedl – CF||Austin Hays – LF|
|Matt McLain – SS||Adley Rutschman – C|
|Jonathan India – 2B||Anthony Santander – DH|
|Elly De La Cruz – 3B||Gunnar Henderson – 3B|
|Jake Fraley – RF||Aaron Hicks – CF|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Ramon Urias – 1B|
|Spencer Steer – DH||Jordan Westburg – 2B|
|Will Benson – LF||Ryan McKenna – RF|
|Luke Maile – C||Jorge Mateo – SS|
|Andrew Abbott – LHP||Tyler Wells – RHP|
|Links: Andrew Abbott’s Stats | Tyler Wells’ Stats
In his last outing Andrew Abbott wasn’t credited for the win for the first time in his big league career. The Reds still won the game as he set a career high with 10 strikeouts in his 6.0 innings. It was the first game he had allowed runs in as the Rockies hit three solo homers in the game.
In limited action with the Reds, Andrew Abbott has been dominant against the few lefties he’s been allowed to face. They’ve gone 3-16 with three singles and no walks. Right-handed hitters have done better, but they are hitting just .164 so far – but they’ve walked plenty and in the most recent outing, they hit for some power.
The American League leader with a 0.89 WHIP, Tyler Wells is having himself a strong season for the Orioles. Hitters have a .185 average against him on the year, but they have showed a good amount of power against him.
The splits for Wells show how well he’s pitched against everyone, but right-handed hitters have found a little more success in hitting for power against him. He doesn’t walk much of anyone, and he’s struck out lefties a lot more often than he has righties. Not shown in the splits below is that he’s got a 2.52 ERA at home (4.17 on the road) and allowed far fewer home runs than he has on the road.
When and Where
- Game time: 7:05pm ET
- Where: Camden Yards
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 72°, cloudy, 25% chance of rain
News and Notes
Alec Mills called up, Jake Wong designated for assignment
A day after making his big league debut, Jake Wong is out and has been designated for assignment as the team is calling up Alec Mills and needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for him. You can read more about Mills and how he wound up with the Reds here if that is something you are interested in.
The international signings are playing well early on
Over the last two years the Cincinnati Reds have signed two of the top prospects in the international signing period. Both of them are out to great starts in 2023. Read all about them here.
|Playoff Odds via Fangraphs|