Twins vs. Reds: Preview, Schedule, and Probable Starting Pitcher

Twins vs. Reds: Preview, Schedule, and Probable Starting Pitcher


The Minnesota Twins will face off against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on Monday. The game is scheduled to start at 6:40 PM ET. Fans can watch the game on Fox Sports 1 or stream it on Fubo.

The Twins have been impressive in terms of their batting performance this season. They currently rank fifth in MLB with 213 home runs, averaging 1.4 per game. Their slugging percentage is .424, which places them in the top 10 in baseball. However, their overall batting average is a modest .241, placing them 21st in the majors.

Minnesota’s offense is solid, with an average of 4.7 runs per game. They also have a respectable on-base percentage of .322. Despite their offensive prowess, Twins batters strike out the most in MLB, averaging 10.3 strikeouts per game.

On the pitching side, the Twins have a talented staff. They have a collective 9.5 K/9, which is the second-best in the majors. Their team ERA ranks fifth in MLB at 3.89. Additionally, their pitchers have a combined WHIP of 1.199, which is the fourth-best in the league.

Joe Ryan will be the Twins’ starting pitcher for the game. This will be his 27th start of the season, and he currently holds a record of 10-9 with a 4.20 ERA. In his most recent appearance against the Tampa Bay Rays, he went 4 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs and five hits. Ryan has had a solid season, with 14 quality starts and three appearances in which he held his opponents to zero earned runs.

Here is the schedule for the upcoming Twins games:

  • 9/19/2023: Reds (Away)
  • 9/20/2023: Reds (Away)
  • 9/22/2023: Angels (Home)
  • 9/23/2023: Angels (Home)
  • 9/24/2023: Angels (Home)

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Sources: Data Skrive