|CINCINNATI ( CUETO )|
ST LOUIS ( LYNN )
|905||CINCINNATI||+100||Ov 7,+100||+105||Ov 7,+100|
|906||ST LOUIS||-110||Un 7,-120||-115||Un 7,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||46-51||-8.4||40-54||3.7||0.241||0.295||3.6||0.237||0.299|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-5.4||6-1||4.7||0.245||0.294||6.4||0.325||0.385|
|vs Right-handed Starters||55-42||+4.3||42-51||3.7||0.254||0.310||3.7||0.239||0.302|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+4.8||4-3||5.1||0.294||0.349||4.4||0.220||0.301|
|8/14/2014||SIMON(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||3-7||L||115||9 ov||O||6||3||1||10||6||0|
|8/15/2014||CUETO(R)||@ COLORADO||BELISLE(R)||3-2||W||-145||9 un||U||11||9||0||6||6||0|
|8/17/2014||LATOS(R)||@ COLORADO||LYLES(R)||9-10||L||-110||9.5 ov||O||11||8||0||14||11||1|
|8/17/2014||AXELROD(R)||@ COLORADO||FLANDE(L)||5-10||L||115||10.5 un||O||7||4||1||16||8||1|
|8/18/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MASTERSON(R)||5-6||L||120||8 un||O||8||8||0||13||7||1|
|8/19/2014||SIMON(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LACKEY(R)||4-5||L||155||7.5 un||O||7||6||0||14||13||3|
|8/20/2014||CUETO(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)|| |
|8/26/2014||CUETO(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)|| |
|8/27/2014|| ||CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|8/8/2014||MASTERSON(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||2-12||L||120||8 ov||O||4||3||1||15||10||0|
|8/9/2014||LACKEY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||JIMENEZ(R)||3-10||L||-105||8.5 un||O||9||10||1||16||6||0|
|8/10/2014||LYNN(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GAUSMAN(R)||8-3||W||115||8.5 un||O||17||10||0||10||8||1|
|8/11/2014||MILLER(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)||5-6||L||-105||7.5 un||O||12||8||1||11||6||0|
|8/12/2014||WAINWRIGHT(R)||@ MIAMI||COSART(R)||0-3||L||-135||7.5 un||U||4||6||0||7||3||1|
|8/13/2014||MASTERSON(R)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)||5-2||W||100||7.5 ov||U||10||8||0||5||2||2|
|8/14/2014||LACKEY(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||4-3||W||-185||7.5 un||U||7||5||0||8||8||1|
|8/15/2014||LYNN(R)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||4-2||W||-135||7 un||U||8||9||0||8||8||0|
|8/16/2014||MILLER(R)||SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)||5-9||L||-125||7.5 un||O||8||7||0||9||8||0|
|8/17/2014||WAINWRIGHT(R)||SAN DIEGO||DESPAIGNE(R)||7-6||W||-195||7 un||O||10||5||1||8||7||0|
|8/22/2014||MILLER(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)|| |
|8/23/2014||WAINWRIGHT(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BUCHANAN(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||MASTERSON(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||WILLIAMS(R)|| |
|8/25/2014||LACKEY(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LIRIANO(L)|| |
|8/26/2014||LYNN(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)|| |
|8/27/2014|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|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 JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Cincinnati (61-64) at St. Louis (67-57), 7:15 p.m. EDT
As poor as the Cincinnati Reds have played of late, there's reason to feel good about their chances with Johnny Cueto on the mound.
Looking to help the Reds avoid a fifth consecutive loss and road series sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, Cueto can be the majors' first pitcher to 16 victories by winning a career-high sixth straight start Wednesday night.
Cincinnati (61-65) has won twice in 11 games and both victories came with Cueto (15-6, 2.06 ERA) on the hill.
Owner of the third-lowest ERA in the majors, Cueto has allowed seven runs and struck out 39 over 39 innings in the last five outings. The right-hander, who also won five in a row July 8-Aug. 2, 2012, has yielded two runs in each of the last three and lasted eight innings in both starts following his complete game in a 9-2 win at Cleveland on Aug. 5.
"As a manager, it's very comfortable being able to put your stock into one guy," Cincinnati's Bryan Price said. "You go all in with Johnny and you don't fear losing the game late."
He struck out six at Colorado on Friday.
"He's one of the best in the league. He's an animal," Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado said.
Cueto has allowed a solo homer and lasted seven innings in each of his last two versus St. Louis (68-57), over which he's 0-1 and received one run of support. He surrendered three hits and struck out eight during a 1-0 home loss to the Cardinals to open this season.
Though the Reds have lost seven straight series at Busch Stadium, they haven't been swept there since Sept. 26-28, 2008.
Cincinnati has led in each contest during its four-game skid and blew a 4-1 advantage in Tuesday's 5-4 defeat to the Cardinals, who won when John Jay was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth.
St. Louis won 6-5 in 10 innings of Monday's opener.
Jay, 10 for 21 with a double and three homers against Cueto, has 10 RBIs and been hit six times while batting .484 during an 11-game hitting streak.
"It's not like you hope to get hit by a pitch every time," Jay said. "But I'll take it."
A winner in three straight and six of seven, St. Louis should feel even more confident with Lance Lynn (13-8, 2.91) taking the ball.
The right-hander gave up seven runs in two innings of a 9-1 road loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 28, but is 5-2 with a 1.97 ERA in eight starts that followed. He allowed a run in six innings of a 4-2 home victory over San Diego on Friday.
"He has a real nice feel for all of his pitches right now," manager Mike Matheny told MLB's official website.
Lynn is 2-0 against the Reds this season, but has posted a 6.55 ERA in those contests.
He went 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA at home versus Cincinnati last season, but allowed five runs in six innings of a 7-5 victory there April 8.
Two of Todd Frazier's three hits in 18 at-bats against Lynn left the park. The All-Star third baseman hit a two-run homer Tuesday and is 4 for 7 in the series.
|Last Updated: 9/18/2014 12:48:00 PM EST|