Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals – September 17, 2022 (Recreation 1)

September 18, 2022

The Cincinnati Reds (57-87) let Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado beat them Friday night time. It was a disappointing loss, however the fantastic thing about baseball is that there’s at all times tomorrow. And the Reds can have two possibilities to bounce again at present towards the St. Louis Cardinals, with a day/night time doubleheader on the docket. The afternoon recreation is a make-up from July seventeenth.

Mike Minor will take the mound for the Reds this afternoon. He will probably be opposed by right-hander Dakota Hudson.


  • Time: 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Place: Busch Stadium
  • Climate: 84 levels, sunny
  • Watch: Bally Sports activities Ohio
  • Pay attention: 700 WLW


Cincinnati Reds

St. Louis Cardinals

TJ Friedl – DH
Tommy Edman – 2B
Jonathan India – 2B
Dylan Carlson – RF
Kyle Farmer – SS
Paul Goldschmidt – DH
Jake Fraley – LF
Nolan Arenado – 3B
Aristides Aquino – RF
Albert Pujols – 1B
Nick Senzel – CF
Paul DeJong – SS
Alejo Lopez – 3B
Brendan Donovan – LF
Matt Reynolds – 1B
Yadier Molina – C
Chuckie Robinson – C
Ben DeLuzio – CF
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Arenedo, Goldschmidt, and Tyler O’Neill all have three house runs every towards Minor.

Beginning Pitchers

Mike Minor
Dakota Hudson


Minor has achieved precisely what followers anticipated him to do when the Reds signed him throughout spring coaching in March. He’s given the Reds innings, and generally has been good, however more often than not has not been good. On September seventh, he pitched into the sixth inning towards the Cubs, and whereas he allowed ten hits, he allowed just one run, no walks and no house runs. However in his most up-to-date begin towards Pittsburgh on Monday, he gave up six runs, albeit solely 4 of them had been earned, and surrendered three house runs with three walks in 5 innings, en path to incomes the loss.

Does Minor simply pitch higher on the street versus at house? Properly, his house/street splits aren’t drastically completely different. His 5.28 ERA on the street is certainly higher than his 6.22 ERA at Nice American Ball Park, however in the long run, they each aren’t good. The one actual distinction comes from the house run and stroll classes. He’s given up 15 house runs at GABP and solely eight on the street. He’s walked 21 batters at house and solely 14 on the street.

It’s the house runs which have actually damage him. His 44.0 FB% is about three p.c increased than than a yr in the past when he was with Kansas Metropolis, and his HR/FB% of 16.5% is 3.1% increased than a yr in the past and three.6% increased than when he had one among his greatest seasons of his profession in Texas in 2019.


After a stellar rookie season in 2019, Hudson has battled accidents the final two years, first with an elbow harm that saved him out till September in 2021, after which a neck pressure that shut him down for a couple of month this season. The Cardinals optioned him to Triple-A on the fifth of this month after he gave up 5 runs on 9 hits in 4.2 innings in his final begin, coincidentally towards the Reds. He’s being referred to as up at present because the twenty ninth man for the doubleheader.

Hudson was a primary spherical draft choice for the Cardinals in 2016 and made his debut in 2018 along with his first full season in 2019. With the shortened season in 2020 and his prolonged harm in 2021, I assume you can say that is his sophomore season. In 126.0 innings, he has 4.43 ERA and a 4.44 FIP with 72 strikeouts. It’s not utterly horrible, however after his rookie season the place he had a 3.35 ERA with 136 strikeouts in 174.2 innings, he’s having a little bit of a “sophomore stoop.”

Information and Notes

Roster strikes for at present

Reds sending 7 prospects to the Arizona Fall League

Cincinnati is sending seven gamers to the Arizona Fall League, together with 4 High 25 prospects and the group is led by #3 prospect Noelvi Marte who was acquired on the commerce deadline within the deal that despatched Luis Castillo to Seattle. You possibly can examine all seven of the gamers heading to Arizona over at the place Doug Grey wrote about every of them.