Twins vs. Reds Probable Starting Pitching Matchup – September 18, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 17, 2023

The Cincinnati Reds (78-73) kick off a three-game series on Monday against the Minnesota Twins (79-71). The contest starts at 6:40 PM ET at Great American Ball Park. The probable starters are Joe Ryan (10-9) for the Twins and Connor Phillips for the Reds.

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Minnesota vs. Cincinnati Pitcher Matchup Info

  • When: Monday, September 18, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET
  • Where: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • How to Watch on TV: FS1
  • Probable Pitchers: Ryan – MIN (10-9, 4.20 ERA) vs Phillips – CIN (0-0, 8.31 ERA)

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Twins vs. Reds Starting Pitcher Stats (2023)

Ryan Phillips
26 GS 2
10-9 W-L 0-0
4.20 ERA 8.31
145.2 IP 8.2
30 BB 6
176 SO 10

Twins Probable Starting Pitcher: Joe Ryan

  • His last appearance came on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, when the righty went 4 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • In 26 games this season, the 27-year-old has an ERA of 4.20, with 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .239 against him.
  • Ryan is looking to pick up his 14th quality start of the year in this outing.
  • He has made three appearances this season in which he did not allow an earned run.
  • When Ryan starts, his team is 12-14-0 against the spread this season.
  • In Ryan’s 26 starts with a total, the teams have hit the over 16 times.

Ryan’s Recent Performance

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Rays Sep. 12 4.2 5 2 2 7 2
at Guardians Sep. 6 4.0 4 2 2 3 1
at Rangers Sep. 1 6.0 3 1 1 7 0
vs. Rangers Aug. 26 5.0 5 1 1 7 2
at Cardinals Aug. 2 4.0 9 7 7 4 1

Reds Probable Starting Pitcher: Connor Phillips

  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw four innings, giving up three earned runs while allowing four hits against the Detroit Tigers.
  • He has pitched to an 8.31 ERA this season with 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 6.2 walks per nine across two games.
  • Phillips has started two games with set spreads, and the Reds covered in both opportunities.
  • Phillips’ two starts with a total this season finished 1-1-0 against the total.

Phillips’ Recent Performance

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Tigers Sep. 13 4.0 4 3 3 3 4
vs. Mariners Sep. 5 4.2 6 5 5 7 2

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