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Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals – June 9, 2023

After an exciting collection towards the Dodgers at Nice American Ball Park by which the Cincinnati Reds (29-34) received a collection towards a staff that was tied for first place of their division in the beginning of the week, they now go on the highway for a t10-game journey.

The Reds will begin with a weekend collection in St. Louis towards the division rival Cardinals (26-37), who’re presently in final place, eight video games behind the Milwaukee Brewers, and three video games behind the Reds. First pitch from Busch Stadium is at 8:15 EDT.


Beginning Pitchers

Ben Vigorous

Ben Vigorous began out his season on a excessive be aware, however ran right into a little bit of hassle in his final begin. Whereas he went seven innings towards the Brewers on Sunday, he additionally allowed 5 runs on six hits, together with two dwelling runs, whereas strolling three batters in a 5-1 loss.

At first look, Vigorous has appeared to pitch higher towards left-handed hitters, however he has given up extra dwelling runs to lefty hitters and has additionally struck out extra right-handed batters in much less at-bats. He has additionally finished an excellent job of limiting walks this season, however that’s barely skewed. He allowed no walks in his first two appearances of the season, however solely pitched 2-3 innings. As he has gone deeper into video games, he’s been strolling extra batters, culminating with three in seven innings towards Milwaukee. His stroll fee isn’t horrible, however he’s additionally doesn’t have the monitor report that may offer you lots of confidence he can pitch out of conditions he will get himself into with premature walks.

When you’re on the lookout for a Cardinals participant that has hit Vigorous properly up to now, look no additional than Paul Goldschmidt. He’s hitting .455 with a house run off Vigorous in 11 at-bats.


Break up PA H 2B 3B HR BB% Okay% AVG OBP SLG
RHH 50 10 0 0 2 8% 28% .217 .280 .348
LHH 67 12 2 0 3 6% 22% .191 .239 .365

Pitch Utilization

4-Seam 2-Seam Cutter Curve Slider Change
Velo 91.1 92.0 89.2 76.3 80.4 84.9
Utilization 32.5% 17.2% 6.8% 8.8% 24.1% 10.6%

Jordan Montgomery 

Left-hander Jordan Montgomery is just not having the very best of seasons, although his excessive ERA has partly been pushed by a couple of actually dangerous begins. He allowed seven runs in 4.0 innings to the Diamondbacks in an April begin, and 6 runs in 5.0 innings to the Cubs in Might. Nonetheless, in his final two begins, Montgomery has a 2.53 ERA in 10.2 innings, putting out eight and solely permitting one dwelling run. He’s allowed eight dwelling runs on the yr.

One factor Montgomery has been doing properly all through your complete season has been not strolling hitters. His BB% is 6.2% general, and if you have a look at his splits, it’s been all to right-handed hitters. He has not but walked a lefty hitter this season.

Spencer Steer and Stuart Fairchild, each within the lineup tonight, every have hit a house run off Montgomery.


Break up PA H 2B 3B HR BB% Okay% AVG OBP SLG
RHH 244 60 21 1 8 7% 21% .270 .329 .482
LHH 45 14 1 0 0 0% 18% .311 .311 .333

Pitch Utilization

4-Seam 2-Seam Cutter Curve Change
Velo 93.7 93.5 89.0 80.8 84.1
Utilization 12.5% 41.9% 1.0% 21.9% 22.6%


  • Time:  8:15 EDT
  • Place: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Climate: 80°, largely sunny, 0 p.c probability of rain
  • TV: Bally Sports activities Ohio
  • Radio: 700 WLW

Information and Notes

Roster Strikes

The Reds made numerous roster strikes this afternoon, and it began with the announcement that Wil Myers was despatched to Triple-A on a rehab task. The Reds additionally despatched down one reliever and known as up one other reliever after a taxing bullpen day yesterday.

Someday after Graham Ashcraft bought hit within the leg by a line drive, he goes on the IL with a left calf contusion and known as up Ricky Karcher to interchange him. How will this have an effect on the Reds rotation going ahead and the way was Karcher doing in Louisville earlier than he obtained his first MLB call-up? Redleg Nation has you coated.

Be taught all about the 17-year-old worldwide signee by the Reds who’s dominating the Dominican Summer time League and the dynamic duo of catchers at Triple-A Louisville proper now.

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