The Reds (73-47) go for a sweep of the doubleheader against the stupid Cubs (46-72). Here’s a brief primer on Reds starting pitcher Todd Redmond, who makes his first appearance in a major league game.
Todd Richard Redmond (27) is from St. Petersburg, Florida and stands 6-3/215. He was taken out of junior college in the 39th round of the amateur draft in 2004 by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Redmond has spent the last eight years in the minor leagues with the Pirates, Braves and now the Reds, the past four in AAA. The Reds acquired Redmond in a trade for Paul Janish earlier this season.
Redmond throws and bats right-handed, with a career ERA of 3.76. His career strikeout-rate has been solid at 7.4 K/9 and it has improved to over 8 this year. Redmond has shown good control throughout his career, with a 3.3 K/BB and even better this season.
Look for Redmond to be on a short leash today, with the Reds bullpen in great shape. Here’s the lineup: