There’s no scarcity of young, interesting arms in baseball. On Wednesday, you can get an opportunity to view perhaps the most electrical of those young arms when MacKenzie Gore and the San Diego Padres travel to Great American Ballpark to handle the Cincinnati Reds in MLB.TV’s Free Game of the Day at 6:40 p.m. ET/3:40 PT.
Gore, ranked as the No. 85 possibility on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100, has actually not done anything however charm through his very first 2 Major League begins. It’ll be the 2nd straight start versus the Reds for the 23-year-old North Carolina native. He got his very first major league win his last time out, spreading 4 hits and 7 strikeouts over 5 scoreless innings in the Padres’ win.
Despite not having Fernando Tatis Jr., the Padres’ offense has actually still held its own to begin the season, thanks in big part to hot starts from Jurickson Profar (who has a team-leading 4 crowning achievement and 11 RBIs) and Manny Machado (.339/.423/.565 with 10 RBIs).
If the video game gets close, anticipate to see brand-new closer Taylor Rogers, who has actually eliminated the drama from the ninth inning for San Diego by pin down 5 of the 6 save chances he’s had this year.
While the Reds had a sluggish start, supports are starting to show up. After getting Tyler Naquin back over the weekend, 2nd baseman Jonathan India was triggered from the hurt list on Tuesday — a fantastic indication for a group that has actually currently been struck hard by the injury bug. Shortstop Kyle Farmer leads the Reds with 7 RBIs, while Naquin is best behind him with 6 RBIs and a crowning achievement. Don’t sleep on India or Joey Votto either, both of whom have some appear their bat.
Vladimir Gutierrez will be on the bump for Cincinnati. The 26-year-old righty is 0-3 on the year with a 5.54 PERIOD.