|CINCINNATI ( BAILEY )|
MILWAUKEE ( LOHSE )
|905||CINCINNATI||-135||Ov 8,-120||-125||Ov 8,-115|
|906||MILWAUKEE||+125||Un 8,+100||+115||Un 8,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||33-25||-1.2||31-26||4.6||0.248||0.319||3.8||0.242||0.298|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-0.8||2-5||4.6||0.260||0.323||2.4||0.164||0.246|
|vs Right-handed Starters||27-30||-3.1||31-24||4.3||0.261||0.310||4.5||0.259||0.312|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||0||4-3||4.4||0.270||0.323||5.6||0.293||0.367|
|6/25/2013||ARROYO(R)||@ OAKLAND||MILONE(L)||3-7||L||140||7.5 ev||O||10||11||0||7||4||0|
|6/26/2013||BAILEY(R)||@ OAKLAND||GRIFFIN(R)||0-5||L||110||7.5 ov||U||2||4||0||8||5||1|
|6/28/2013||CUETO(R)||@ TEXAS||PEREZ(L)||0-4||L||105||9.5 un||U||8||7||0||7||8||0|
|6/29/2013||LEAKE(R)||@ TEXAS||TEPESCH(R)||6-4||W||-105||9.5 ov||O||11||9||3||5||6||1|
|6/30/2013||LATOS(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)||2-3||L||135||8 ev||U||6||8||1||8||9||0|
|7/1/2013||ARROYO(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||KICKHAM(L)||8-1||W||-155||8.5 ev||O||11||4||0||2||2||0|
|7/2/2013||BAILEY(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||3-0||W||-175||8.5 un||U||7||8||0||0||1||1|
|7/3/2013||CINGRANI(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||3-2||W||-175||8.5 ov||U||10||11||0||5||12||0|
|7/8/2013||BAILEY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)|| |
|7/9/2013||CINGRANI(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)|| |
|7/10/2013||LEAKE(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||HELLWEG(R)|| |
|7/11/2013||LATOS(R)||@ ATLANTA||HUDSON(R)|| |
|7/12/2013||ARROYO(R)||@ ATLANTA||MEDLEN(R)|| |
|7/13/2013||BAILEY(R)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)|| |
|7/14/2013||CINGRANI(L)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)|| |
|6/25/2013||LOHSE(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||9-3||W||-140||8 ov||O||11||3||0||8||5||1|
|6/26/2013||GALLARDO(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||FELDMAN(R)||4-5||L||-135||8.5 un||O||9||5||2||11||11||0|
|6/27/2013||PERALTA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||GARZA(R)||2-7||L||-110||9 un||P||9||8||2||9||6||0|
|6/28/2013||HELLWEG(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)||3-10||L||182||8 ov||O||10||9||2||12||6||0|
|6/29/2013||HAND(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LIRIANO(L)||1-2||L||187||7.5 ov||U||7||7||0||6||3||0|
|6/30/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)||1-2||L||130||8 un||U||4||4||0||8||12||2|
|7/1/2013||GALLARDO(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||5-10||L||175||7 ov||O||11||7||2||13||7||0|
|7/2/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||4-0||W||230||7.5 un||U||8||9||0||8||10||1|
|7/3/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ WASHINGTON||DETWILER(L)||4-1||W||125||8 ov||U||10||7||0||5||6||1|
|7/4/2013||HAND(R)||@ WASHINGTON||JORDAN(R)||5-8||L||150||8.5 un||O||10||8||2||11||7||0|
|7/5/2013||HELLWEG(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||5-12||L||-125||9 un||O||12||8||3||14||13||1|
|7/6/2013||GALLARDO(R)||NY METS||MARCUM(R)||7-6||W||-145||8.5 ov||O||12||9||0||10||9||2|
|7/7/2013||GORZELANNY(L)||NY METS||HEFNER(R)||1-2||L||-130||9 un||U||3||5||2||11||9||0|
|7/11/2013||GALLARDO(R)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)|| |
|7/12/2013||HAND(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)|| |
|7/13/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ ARIZONA||DELGADO(R)|| |
|7/14/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ ARIZONA||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|CINCINNATI: HITTING: 2B BRANDON PHILLIPS sparked the Reds offense after moving to the top of the order. But his free-swinging makes him a bad fit there. SS ZACK COZART played in only 11 games for the Reds before wrecking his non-throwing elbow, but it was still enough to convince the team they'd seen enough of PAUL JANISH in the starting role. 1B JOEY VOTTO keeps punishing pitchers. OF JAY BRUCE is in his gawky, teenage phase, but he's already emerged as a major power source. OF DREW STUBBS must cut down on his MLB-leading 206 strikeouts. He's out of the leadoff spot now, but those whiffs don't play well anywhere in the lineup. OF CHRIS HEISEY should get the starting nod in left now that Yonder Alonso is out of the picture. 3B SCOTT ROLEN is a permanent health question mark. His backup, JUAN FRANCISCO, swings for the fences. C DEVIN MESORACO is the most hyped catching prospect since Matt Wieters. RYAN HANIGAN will split squatting responsibilities with him. |
STARTING PITCHING: Considered a source of strength entering the 2011 campaign, the Reds rotation directly caused their undoing. The first step toward a remedy was trading for MAT LATOS, who began 2011 slow and got stronger as the year went on. The 24-year-old threw at least six innings with 5+ K in 16 of his final 17 starts (2.94 ERA). But that was in a much more pitcher-friendly environment. He has a decent career road ERA (3.57), and Cincy will surely give him much better run support than he received in San Diego. Last year's pitching problems began with BRONSON ARROYO, who gave up more home runs in a season than any pitcher in this millennium. He allowed more HR (46) than walks (45). JOHNNY CUETO was the one big bright spot; he hasn't maintained the strikeout rates he flashed early in his career, but he's All-Star caliber. HOMER BAILEY was a disappointment, going 9-7 with a 4.43 ERA. MIKE LEAKE actually pitched pretty well after he got his first taste of the minors to get his mechanics worked out.
RELIEF PITCHING: With Francisco Cordero flying the coop, and newcomer RYAN MADSON lost for the season with Tommy John Surgery, Cincinnati will use a closer-by-committee approach. The Reds gave up three players, including starter Travis Wood, to acquire SEAN MARSHALL, who should fit in nicely as a set-up man who's tough on both right-and left-handed batters. AROLDIS CHAPMAN is listed as the main set-up man for Marshall, but he missed out on winter ball and could be too raw to trust in the ninth inning. LOGAN ONDRUSEK is also capable of being a decent closer, with a big fastball.
|MILWAUKEE: HITTING: It helped when the Brew Crew had Prince Fielder in the fold, but there's still lots of firepower here now that he's moved on. 2B RICKIE WEEKS starts it off, with some of the game's best bat speed. OF NYJER MORGAN doesn't hit the ball hard, but when it drops in he's off to the races. OF RYAN BRAUN has put up Hall of Fame numbers since day one. Now the big question is whether he doped to do it. OF COREY HART has improved his batting eye and is no longer an on-base liability. He's also one of the few Brewers hitters who plays even average defense. 3B ARAMIS RAMIREZ is on the down side of his career, but remains productive. Backup TAYLOR GREEN should see decent time behind him though. IF MAT GAMEL is slated to start at first; nobody knows if he'll be any good. He sure as heck won't be Prince Fielder. C JONATHAN LUCROY was effective in a middle-of-the-road kind of way. Fourth OF CARLOS GOMEZ still can't hit. SS ALEX GONZALEZ will play every day and has decent pop for a middle infielder. |
STARTING PITCHING: The Brewers' front three is among the most formidable in baseball. YOVANI GALLARDO has improved his peripherals every year as a starter. High pitch counts used to chase him early in games, but not anymore. One day he'll win a Cy Young. ZACK GREINKE was a product of bad defense, bad luck, and an unusually high home run rate. In the second half, he was a beast. SHAUN MARCUM pulled a reverse Greinke, starting brilliantly then fading down the stretch. Not too surprising, given the durability issues that have followed Marcum throughout his career. Most teams would still kill to have him as their No. 3 starter. People laughed when the Crew signed RANDY WOLF for three years and $30 million, but he's been a highly dependable innings-eater in both seasons as a Brewer. The same holds for CHRIS NARVESON. He's the very definition of a back-end guy, but as fifth starters go, he's pretty good.
RELIEF PITCHING: JOHN AXFORD and his Long John Silver's facial hair are proof positive that you don't need to spend a fortune on a closer. Axford was an undrafted retread when Milwaukee signed him. The list of 'proven closers' with fat contracts that Axford has outpitched each of the past two years is a deep one. FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ruined the Brewers' offseason plans by accepting arbitration. He's a decent bet for some cheap saves, and still brings it with that crazy body-flinging delivery. But the team may still deal him at some point this season. KAMERON LOE has made a reasonably smooth transition to full-time reliever.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (CINCINNATI-MILWAUKEE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Reds-Brewers Preview* ======================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
Cincinnati (50-37) at Milwaukee (35-51), 8:10 p.m. EDT
Homer Bailey was unhittable his last time out.
That hasn't been the case when the Cincinnati Reds right-hander has faced the Milwaukee Brewers.
Six days after tossing baseball's first no-hitter of the year, Bailey gets the ball Monday night when these NL Central foes play at Miller Park for the first time this season.
After going 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA in his previous three outings, Bailey (5-6, 3.57 ERA) struck out nine and walked just one in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over San Francisco. It was the first no-hitter since he threw one Sept. 28, at Pittsburgh.
"To do it once is extra special," said Bailey, who joined Jim Maloney and Johnny Vander Meer as the only Reds with multiple no-hitters. "To do it twice - I don't really have the words for it right now."
Bailey, who will be pitching on an extra days' rest with Thursday's game against the Giants postponed, isn't even entertaining the thought of joining Vander Meer as the only major leaguer to throw back-to-back no-hitters. Vander Meer pulled that off in 1938.
"You can't go into the game thinking about it," Bailey said. "The first guy will probably get a hit, and that will be the end of it."
That's a possibility the way Brewers leadoff man Norichika Aoki is swinging the bat. He's 14 for 33 (.424) while hitting safely in seven straight.
Aoki went 1 for 4 with a double off Bailey in Milwaukee's 6-0 victory June 15. Bailey was tagged for six runs and eight hits in seven innings in that contest, dropping his career record against the Brewers to 1-6 with a 6.00 ERA in 12 starts. It's his worst ERA against any team he's faced more than seven times.
Milwaukee (35-52), though, has dropped nine of 12 following Sunday's 2-1 loss to the New York Mets.
The Brewers could get a better result with Kyle Lohse (4-6, 3.43) on the mound. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.72 ERA in last six starts after striking out a season-high seven in Wednesday's 4-1 road win over Washington. Pitching on two days' rest after his previous outing at Pittsburgh was cut short due to a lengthy rain delay, Lohse fell short in his bid for a ninth complete game.
"I want to finish it, (but) it's tough to do," he told the Brewers' official website after yielding one run in eight innings. "You just want to go out and have a quality start."
Lohse is 2-1 with a 1.76 ERA in his last seven starts against the Reds. Facing them for the first time in a Brewers uniform, Lohse permitted three runs - one earned - in six innings of a 4-3, 10-inning loss June 14.
The Reds (50-38), losers of seven of nine outside Cincinnati, open their seven-game trip after dropping two of three to Seattle.
"We hit the ball a lot harder than the scorebook showed," manager Dusty Baker said after his team had six hits in Sunday's 3-1 loss. "We didn't have a lot to show for it. I tell the guys to just keep swinging the bats."
All-Star starters Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips hit a combined .244 (11 for 45) with 10 strikeouts on the just-completed 4-2 homestand. Votto is 5 for 19 and Phillips is 4 for 26 with a homer as the Reds have a 5-1 record against Milwaukee this season.
Jay Bruce, who is mired in a 2-for-20 slump, leads Cincinnati with three homers and six RBIs in those contests.
The Reds lost four of six at Milwaukee last season.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 11:18:49 PM EST|