|CINCINNATI ( LEAKE )|
MILWAUKEE ( LOHSE )
|901||CINCINNATI||+140||Ov 7.5,-115||+130||Ov 7.5,-115|
|902||MILWAUKEE||-150||Un 7.5,-105||-140||Un 7.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||39-38||-0.8||32-43||3.8||0.243||0.298||3.6||0.235||0.294|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-5||3-4||3.1||0.213||0.272||4.6||0.256||0.301|
|vs Right-handed Starters||40-35||+0.9||41-33||4.3||0.259||0.309||4.3||0.248||0.300|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.6||4-3||4.7||0.272||0.310||4.6||0.259||0.303|
|7/9/2014||SIMON(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||BEELER(R)||4-1||W||-155||7.5 un||U||7||5||0||5||6||0|
|7/10/2014||BAILEY(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||4-6||L||-135||7 un||O||7||11||1||10||8||2|
|7/18/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||3-4||L||125||8 un||U||7||6||0||8||7||3|
|7/19/2014||SIMON(R)||@ NY YANKEES||MCCARTHY(R)||1-7||L||140||7.5 un||O||7||6||1||9||4||0|
|7/20/2014||CUETO(R)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||2-3||L||110||7 un||U||6||6||1||11||13||1|
|7/21/2014||LATOS(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)||2-5||L||140||8 un||U||5||5||2||8||5||0|
|7/22/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||NELSON(R)||3-4||L||120||8 un||U||5||5||0||6||4||0|
|7/23/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)|| |
|7/30/2014|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|7/11/2014||GALLARDO(R)||ST LOUIS||KELLY(R)||6-7||L||-140||7.5 ov||O||12||10||0||11||6||1|
|7/12/2014||NELSON(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||2-10||L||+115||7.5 un||O||6||5||3||12||8||0|
|7/13/2014||PERALTA(R)||ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||11-2||W||-110||8.5 ov||O||19||10||1||5||5||1|
|7/18/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||4-2||W||160||7 ev||U||8||4||1||11||7||0|
|7/19/2014||GARZA(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)||3-8||L||115||7.5 un||O||9||6||1||12||8||2|
|7/20/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)||4-5||L||115||7.5 ev||O||7||8||0||12||8||1|
|7/24/2014||GARZA(R)||NY METS||GEE(R)|| |
|7/25/2014||GALLARDO(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)|| |
|7/26/2014||PERALTA(R)||NY METS||NIESE(L)|| |
|7/27/2014||NELSON(R)||NY METS||DEGROM(R)|| |
|7/28/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|7/29/2014||GARZA(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)|| |
|7/30/2014|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|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.
|MILWAUKEE: MILWAUKEE (AP) - Two pitches into his spring training return, the Brewers' most important player tried to prove his point.|
Home run, Ryan Braun.
Now let's see how he fares when the games count.
Bolstered by the return of Braun from a 65-game doping suspension and the signing of free-agent starter Matt Garza, Milwaukee enters the 2014 season hoping it has the pieces to contend again in the competitive NL Central.
Braun has vowed to return to his 2011 MVP form.
''I think the expectation is to have an opportunity to compete to get back to the playoffs. That's our goal, I think it's realistic,'' Braun said during spring training in Phoenix.
Staying healthy would help, too. Besides Braun's suspension, injuries sapped much of the Brewers' power last year with projected 3-4-5 hitters Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart each missing various lengths of time. Hart never played because of a knee injury.
Hart is gone, but Braun and Ramirez are back and bolstered by new team cornerstones who emerged last season in Carlos Gomez, Jean Segura and Jonathan Lucroy.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (CINCINNATI-MILWAUKEE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Reds-Brewers Preview* ======================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Cincinnati (51-48) at Milwaukee (55-45), 2:10 p.m. EDT
The Milwaukee Brewers have managed to get back on track by taking advantage of the skidding Cincinnati Reds.
The hosts can sweep the set by sending the Reds to their first six-game skid in three seasons Wednesday.
Jonathan Lucroy led off the ninth inning with his second homer of the game to give Milwaukee (56-45) a 4-3 victory Tuesday. The Brewers, who own a 1 1/2-game lead over St. Louis in the tight NL Central, lost 13 of 16 prior to taking the first two of the series.
"I'm glad to help the team out, contribute and get it done," said the All-Star, who was 5 for 42 in his previous 11 games.
Heading into the All-Star break, Cincinnati (51-49) averaged 5.3 runs while winning seven of the nine to trail the Brewers by 1 1/2 games. However, the Reds are in fourth place and 4 1/2 back after they've returned to hit .186 and score 11 runs in going 0-5 on a six-game trip.
Though it finished 2013 with five straight losses before dropping the NL wild-card game, Cincinnati hasn't lost six in a row in the regular season since May 18-23, 2011.
"We just haven't executed," manager Bryan Price said. "We haven't swung the bats well. We haven't gotten a quality start.
"And we haven't played particularly good defense, we've missed some signs and just haven't played terribly well."
Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez also homered for the Brewers, who have won three straight at home following a seven-game skid there.
Braun is batting .410 with two homers and eight RBIs during a 10-game overall hitting streak, and .426 with 13 RBIs while hitting safely in 13 straight at home.
Teammate Kyle Lohse (10-4, 3.16 ERA) is 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA in two starts against the Reds this season, but faces them at Miller Park for the first time since going 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA versus Cincinnati there in 2013.
The right-hander overcame a season-high 10 hits to yield just a run in seven innings of a 4-2 win at Washington on Friday.
"That's being able to make pitches and battle when you're not completely on your game," manager Ron Roenicke said.
The Reds counter with Mike Leake (7-8, 3.63), who is 0-1 with a 5.54 ERA in his last two starts. He's yielded 17 hits overall and four runs each in those two, most recently lasting seven innings Friday in a 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees.
Though the right-hander has a 4.99 ERA in five starts at Miller Park, he's 2-0 in those contests. For the second straight start at Milwaukee, Leake gave up four runs and nine hits in five innings of a 13-4 win June 15.
Cincinnati All-Star Todd Frazier batted .323 with six homers and 21 RBIs in the final 31 games prior to the break, but is 3 for 19 with a solo homer on the trip. He's 2 for 15 versus Lohse.
Braun is 1 for 9 with a homer against Leake.
Teammate Scooter Gennett is 4 for 9 versus Leake, but could sit after leaving Tuesday's game with tightness in his quad.
|Last Updated: 9/17/2014 4:32:52 AM EST|