|CINCINNATI ( LEAKE )|
ST LOUIS ( MILLER )
|951||CINCINNATI||+145||Ov 7.5,-110||+130||Ov 7.5,+100|
|952||ST LOUIS||-155||Un 7.5,-110||-140||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||1-6||-5.3||4-2||3.0||0.226||0.290||4.3||0.236||0.323|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.3||4-2||3.3||0.246||0.302||4.3||0.233||0.319|
|vs Right-handed Starters||3-2||+0.3||3-2||3.6||0.230||0.306||5.0||0.263||0.320|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.4||4-2||4.0||0.231||0.318||4.3||0.272||0.329|
|3/31/2014||CUETO(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||0-1||L||+115||7 un||U||3||9||0||5||6||3|
|4/2/2014||CINGRANI(L)||ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||1-0||W||+110||7 un||U||6||10||1||3||6||1|
|4/3/2014||BAILEY(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||6-7||L||-105||7.5 un||O||10||8||0||11||8||1|
|4/4/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ NY METS||MEJIA(R)||3-4||L||-105||7 ev||P||8||10||0||6||5||1|
|4/5/2014||CUETO(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)||3-6||L||-130||6.5 un||O||7||5||1||6||6||0|
|4/6/2014||SIMON(R)||@ NY METS||NIESE(L)||2-1||W||-105||7 un||U||8||8||0||4||4||0|
|4/7/2014||CINGRANI(L)||@ ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||3-5||L||140||6.5 un||O||10||7||1||9||10||0|
|4/8/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||5-7||L||130||7 un||O||9||5||1||13||10||0|
|4/9/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|4/11/2014||CUETO(R)||TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)|| |
|4/12/2014||SIMON(R)||TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)|| |
|4/13/2014||CINGRANI(L)||TAMPA BAY||MOORE(L)|| |
|4/16/2014|| ||PITTSBURGH|| || |
|3/31/2014||WAINWRIGHT(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)||1-0||W||-125||7 un||U||5||6||3||3||9||0|
|4/2/2014||WACHA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CINGRANI(L)||0-1||L||-120||7 un||U||3||6||1||6||10||1|
|4/3/2014||LYNN(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)||7-6||W||-105||7.5 un||O||11||8||1||10||8||0|
|4/4/2014||MILLER(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)||2-12||L||-105||7 un||O||6||8||1||16||5||0|
|4/5/2014||KELLY(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LIRIANO(L)||6-1||W||125||7 un||P||8||6||0||6||11||0|
|4/6/2014||WAINWRIGHT(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||VOLQUEZ(R)||1-2||L||-160||7 un||U||3||3||0||6||4||0|
|4/11/2014||KELLY(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)|| |
|4/12/2014||WAINWRIGHT(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||VILLANUEVA(R)|| |
|4/13/2014||WACHA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)|| |
|4/14/2014||LYNN(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GARZA(R)|| |
|4/15/2014||MILLER(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||ESTRADA(R)|| |
|4/16/2014|| ||@ MILWAUKEE|| || |
|CINCINNATI: CINCINNATI (AP) - Bryan Price's father worked for a savings and loan that had San Francisco Giants season tickets and would make some of them available to employees.|
Any team was good to see. Two were best.
''So you go in there and battle for tickets to certain games,'' Price said. ''And I would circle the Reds and the Dodgers.''
He loved how the franchises were stocked with stars. He knew it would be fun watching them play his hometown Giants. He even dreamed of some playing or working for one of those teams.
That's why the last six weeks of spring training left him with a too-good-to-be-true feeling at times. He's managing the Reds, one of those teams he loved to see.
''It's almost a constant, surreal experience for me at this point,'' he said in February.
The surreal part gave way to reality pretty fast.
Starter Mat Latos had knee surgery the day spring training opened. Closer Aroldis Chapman got hit in the head by a line drive and is out for at least a month after having a plate put into his forehead. Starter Homer Bailey strained his groin. Relievers Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall aren't ready to start the season.
|ST LOUIS: ST. LOUIS (AP) - Last October, the St. Louis Cardinals were sufficiently flush with arms that they carried rookie Shelby Miller and deposed closer Edward Mujica in ceremonial roles and made it to Game 6 of the World Series against Boston.|
After leading major league rookies with 15 wins, Miller was limited to one postseason inning due to concerns about a heavy workload. Mujica was used only in mop-up duty after mid-September.
The National League champions are perhaps even deeper, across the board, entering opening day March 31 at Cincinnati. The team that tied for the major league high with 97 wins has a surplus of viable candidates.
''I think we have the potential to be great,'' said ace Adam Wainwright, who won 19 games and finished second in NL Cy Young balloting. ''We just have to go out there, not listen to the hype, and perform.''
The 32-year-old Wainwright qualifies as the grizzled leader of a rotation that could include three members coming off big rookie debuts. Michael Wacha was a postseason sensation and the NLCS MVP, Miller went wire-to-wire as the fifth starter and Carlos Martinez, who's had an impressive spring, moved into the setup role when fellow rookie Trevor Rosenthal took over as closer.
Wacha and Martinez are 22, Miller and Rosenthal just 23.
There's also 15-game winner Lance Lynn, who struck out 10 in four innings of his last spring training start, and lefty Jaime Garcia could fit into the mix sometime in April coming off shoulder surgery. And don't forget Joe Kelly, another rookie who won 10 games and was the rotation's strongest starter much of the second half.
And one of the National League's best lineups, too.
Much is expected from a loyal fan base that extends several states, and that's OK.
''Our expectations,'' Lynn said, ''are higher than theirs.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (CINCINNATI-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Reds-Cardinals Preview* ========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Cincinnati (2-5) at St. Louis (4-3), 1:45 p.m. EDT
Shelby Miller's rookie season included plenty of memorable moments, among them a trip to the World Series. But the most noteworthy ones on the mound likely happened during the regular season in front of a home crowd.
He'll try to extend that success at Busch Stadium Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds as the Cardinals go for a three-game sweep while also extending a stretch of home dominance over their NL Central Division rivals.
Miller went 10-3 with a 1.61 ERA at home last season and ended the year with victories in four straight starts at Busch.
He certainly didn't mirror that in his 2014 debut, a 12-2 loss in Pittsburgh on Friday. Miller allowed five runs on six hits while walking three in 5 1-3 innings.
He's 1-0 with a 3.24 ERA in three career starts against Cincinnati, and his teammates providing him the offense they've managed in the first two games of the series would certainly better his chances to earn his first win of the season.
After Tuesday's 7-5 victory, the Cardinals (5-3) have scored 12 runs on 22 hits for a pair of two-run victories. It could have been more, though, as they've stranded 20 runners thus far in the series. But after falling behind 3-0 in the top of the first, it's an outcome they'll certainly take as they now attempt to support Miller in the same way they supported Tuesday's starter, Lance Lynn.
"There's no secret that (Lynn) gets good run production," manager Mike Matheny said. "It's hard to explain with Lance. I think some guys just have a knack of being in the right place when we've got a lot of offensive support."
Yadier Molina went 3 for 5 with his third home run and a double while Peter Bourjos is 5 for 9 in the series after starting the season 0 for 13.
The Reds' struggles in St. Louis date back a number of years, and they've now lost six straight series there with a 3-26-2 series record since 2003.
"They've been good against us here, in St. Louis in particular, taking advantage of RBI opportunities," Reds manager Bryan Price told the team's official website. "They got some guys in scoring position and did what they've done the last couple of years and drove them in. We couldn't avoid the big inning. If there's been a nemesis for us, against this team in particular in St. Louis, it's been avoiding the big inning."
The Reds (2-6) allowed the Cardinals to come right back with four in the bottom of the second. And though Cincinnati's bats haven't yet broken out in a big way, Price would like to see his pitching staff help the team salvage a 2-4 record as their road trip comes to an end.
"We just haven't been able to hold the opponent down," Price said. "I just saw some better things offensively. Unfortunately, we weren't able to take advantage of the lead and maintain it."
To put an end to it, the Reds will turn to Mike Leake, who went 0-2 with an 8.27 ERA in three starts last season versus St. Louis.
The right-hander's first start came Friday in a 4-3 road loss to the New York Mets. Leake allowed four runs on five hits in 6 2-3 innings.
St. Louis left fielder Matt Holliday is 10 for 23 lifetime against Leake.
Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips went 3 for 6 with a home run off Miller in 2013.
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco returned to the lineup Tuesday and went 2 for 4 with two doubles after missing the first seven games of the season with a strained left oblique muscle.
|Last Updated: 9/19/2014 6:49:45 AM EST|