|ST LOUIS ( FLAHERTY )|
CINCINNATI ( STEPHENS )
|907||ST LOUIS||-110||Ov 9.5,-110||-110||Ov 9.5,-115|
|908||CINCINNATI||+100||Un 9.5,-110||+100||Un 9.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||58-57||-9.6||60-51||4.7||0.262||0.332||0.415||0.747||4.4||0.259||0.320||0.405||0.725|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.5||2-5||4.4||0.248||0.336||0.389||0.725||4.0||0.254||0.309||0.390||0.699|
|vs Right-handed Starters||58-59||+8.1||60-54||4.9||0.256||0.329||0.429||0.757||5.1||0.261||0.335||0.435||0.770|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.8||2-5||4.7||0.229||0.303||0.445||0.748||4.0||0.237||0.323||0.373||0.696|
|9/5/2017||WACHA(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||WOOD(L)||8-4||W||-150||8 un||O||9||4||1||9||4||2|
|9/6/2017||FLAHERTY(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||LAMET(R)||3-1||W||115||8 un||U||5||5||0||5||8||1|
|9/7/2017||LYNN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)||0-3||L||-110||8.5 ev||U||11||10||1||9||9||0|
|9/15/2017||MARTINEZ(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||LACKEY(R)||2-8||L||110||9 ov||O||7||6||1||8||4||0|
|9/16/2017||WACHA(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||1-4||L||135||9.5 ov||U||6||5||0||10||12||0|
|9/17/2017||LYNN(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||QUINTANA(L)||3-4||L||170||9 ov||U||10||11||0||11||12||1|
|9/19/2017||FLAHERTY(R)||@ CINCINNATI||STEPHENS(R)|| |
|9/20/2017||WEAVER(R)||@ CINCINNATI||DAVIS(R)|| |
|9/21/2017||MARTINEZ(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)|| |
|9/22/2017||WACHA(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||KUHL(R)|| |
|9/23/2017||LYNN(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||NOVA(R)|| |
|9/24/2017||FLAHERTY(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)|| |
|9/25/2017|| ||CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|9/26/2017|| ||CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|9/7/2017||MAHLE(R)||@ NY METS||HARVEY(R)||2-7||L||-135||8.5 ev||O||6||5||0||11||9||0|
|9/8/2017||GARRETT(L)||@ NY METS||LUGO(R)||1-5||L||-105||8.5 ev||U||9||9||1||8||5||0|
|9/9/2017||BAILEY(R)||@ NY METS||MONTERO(R)||1-6||L||-105||8.5 un||U||4||9||0||9||7||0|
|9/10/2017||ROMANO(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||10-5||W||135||8 un||O||10||8||0||13||9||0|
|9/12/2017||STEPHENSON(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||4-13||L||145||8.5 un||O||9||3||2||14||11||1|
|9/13/2017||MAHLE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||FLAHERTY(R)||6-0||W||140||9 un||U||8||3||0||5||8||1|
|9/14/2017||GARRETT(L)||@ ST LOUIS||WEAVER(R)||2-5||L||190||9 ev||U||6||4||1||6||9||1|
|9/19/2017||STEPHENS(R)||ST LOUIS||FLAHERTY(R)|| |
|9/20/2017||DAVIS(R)||ST LOUIS||WEAVER(R)|| |
|9/21/2017||BAILEY(R)||ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)|| |
|9/26/2017|| ||@ MILWAUKEE|| || |
|ST LOUIS: 2016: 86-76, second place
Manager: Mike Matheny (sixth season)
Who's new? OF Dexter Fowler, C Eric Fryer, LH Brett Cecil
Who's gone? 1B Brandon Moss, OF Matt Holliday, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker, RHP Jaime Garcia, RHP Seth Maness, RHP Jerome Williams
Projected lineup: CF Dexter Fowler (.276, 13 HR, 48 RBI, 13 SB with Cubs), SS Aledmys Diaz (.300, 17, 65), 1B Matt Carpenter (.271, 21, 68), RF Stephen Piscotty (.273, 22, 85), C Yadier Molina (.307, 8, 58), 3B Jedd Gyorko (.243, 30, 59), 2B Kolten Wong (.240, 5, 23), LF Randal Grichuk (.240, 24, 68)
Rotation: RH Carlos Martinez (16-9, 3.04 ERA), RH Adam Wainwright (13-9, 4.62), RH Mike Leake (9-12, 4.69), RH Michael Wacha (7-7, 5.09), RH Lance Lynn (did not pitch - Tommy John surgery)
Key relievers: RH Seung-hwan Oh (6-3, 1.92 ERA 19/23 SV), LH Kevin Siegrist (6-3, 2.77), RH Trevor Rosenthal (2-4, 4.46, 14/18 SV), LH Brett Cecil (1-7, 3.93 with Blue Jays), RH Jonathan Broxton (4-2, 4.30), RH Matt Bowman (2-5, 3.46), RH Miguel Socolovich (1-0, 2.00)
Hot spots: Rotation. The back end looked like a big leap of faith when spring training began. Wainwright and Wacha are coming off their worst seasons. Another 2013 World Series mainstay, Lynn, didn't pitch last season as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. Then, on the first day of camp, 22-year-old right-hander Alex Reyes learned he needed Tommy John himself. That leaves a lot of question marks after ace Martinez ' more than any Cardinals staff has faced in years.
Outlook: This 40-man roster hints at a team in transition. Venerable 34-year-old catcher Molina is still St. Louis' biggest star. Reyes' injury hurts the youth movement, but the Cardinals are still stacked with talented 20-something sluggers ' Piscotty, Diaz, Gyorko and Grichuk ' who could emerge as household names. Adding Fowler's speed and patience should complement an already deep lineup. The pitching staff is a different matter. Barring a big resurgence from Wainwright, Lynn and Wacha (or a big trade) it's hard to see the Cardinals contending for more than a wild card spot in the Cubs' shadow.
|CINCINNATI: 2016: 68-94, fifth place
Manager: Bryan Price (third season)
Who's new? RHP Scott Feldman, RHP Drew Storen, RHP Lisalverto Bonilla, OF Ryan Raburn, OF Desmond Jennings, IF/OF Arismendy Alcantara
Who's gone? 2B Brandon Phillips, C Ramon Cabrera, RHP Dan Straily, RHP Ross Ohlendorf, RHP Alfredo Simon, LHP John Lamb, RHP Josh Smith
Projected lineup: CF Billy Hamilton (.260, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 58 SB), SS Zack Cozart (.252, 16, 50), 1B Joey Votto (.326, 29, 97), LF Adam Duvall (.241, 33, 103), RF Scott Schebler (.265, 9, 40), 3B Eugenio Suarez (.248, 21, 70), C Devin Mesoraco (.140, 0, 1 in 16 games), 2B Jose Peraza (.324, 3, 25, 21 SB)
Rotation: RH Anthony DeSclafani (9-5, 3.28 ERA), RH Scott Feldman (7-4, 3.97 with Astros and Blue Jays), LH Brandon Finnegan (10-11, 3.98), RH Tim Adleman (4-4, 4.00), RH Robert Stephenson (2-3, 6.08) or Cody Reed (0-7, 7.36) or Amir Garrett (2-5, 3.46 for Triple-A Louisville)
Key relievers: RH Raisel Iglesias (3-2, 2.53, 6/8 SV), RH Drew Storen (3-0, 3.44 with Mariners), RH Michael Lorenzen (2-1, 2.88), LH Tony Cingrani (2-5, 4.14, 17/23 SV), RH Jumbo Diaz (1-1, 3.14), RH Blake Wood (6-5, 3.99)
Hot spot: Rotation. The Reds' rebuilding effort is just beginning to bear fruit on the mound. DeSclafani, 26, made a big leap in his second full season in 2016. Finnegan, 23, will try to do the same this year. If the next wave of pitchers isn't ready for the major leagues, Stephenson, Reed, Garrett, Sal Romano and Rookie Davis would make a mean rotation at Triple-A. Meanwhile, 40-year-old Bronson Arroyo will try to hold down a job like it's 2004.
Outlook: After trading Phillips to the Braves, only Votto and pitcher Homer Bailey remain from the Reds' last season as a contending team. Cincinnati was basically a .500 team (36-37) after the All-Star break last season, so maybe a return to respectability isn't far off. Hamilton and infielder Jose Peraza, electric on the bases and in the field, have breakout potential. There might not be another star on the roster besides Votto, but that's OK for now. With no veterans blocking their best prospects, the Reds can use this season to figure out what their system holds.
|Cardinals hope to rebound as Reds try to play spoiler|
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds will play a significant role in the pennant races beginning Tuesday night when they host the St. Louis Cardinals to open a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.
The Reds conclude the home portion of their schedule with a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox next weekend. Both the Cardinals and Red Sox are in contention for division titles and playoff spots, while the Reds are building for next year and beyond.
Reds manager Bryan Price was asked how he will approach developing young players while also putting a competitive lineup on the field out of respect for opponents.
"We'll have a fairly representative lineup the rest of the season," Price said. "That doesn't mean these young guys aren't going to play. That's our responsibility. The priority is the Reds, not the Cardinals, or the Pirates, or the Red Sox. But, I do respect the environment we're in and won't unload the bench."
Rookie right-hander Jackson Stephens will make his second career start for the Reds on Tuesday. He earned his first major league victory in his debut in a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on July 1 at Great American Ball Park.
Stephens turned 23 in May and this will be his fifth appearance in three stints this season with Cincinnati. He led Triple-A Louisville's pitching staff in wins, starts, innings pitched, and strikeouts.
The Cardinals also will start a rookie on Tuesday with right-hander Jack Flaherty making his third start since being recalled on September 1. The 21-year-old right-hander has allowed nine earned runs through 13 1/3 innings, but he'll likely have an extended stay in the rotation during the final two weeks of the season to see what he can do. But, not without help.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Adam Wainwright will be reinstated from the disabled list this week with the former rotation ace moving into the bullpen to providing relief support for Flaherty. Wainwright hasn't made a relief appearance since 2015. He faced hitters for the first time during a live batting practice session on Sunday.
"That was encouraging," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told reporters following Wainwright's session. "I don't think it's a situation to stretch him at this point. Make sure it looks good, feels good, and that he can rebound."
The Cardinals (77-72) are coming off a crushing three-game sweep by the Cubs at Wrigley Field and desperately need to get back on track in Cincinnati to rekindle their playoff hopes.
Cincinnati (66-84) swept the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend at Great American Ball Park and is starting to get solid performances from its young starting pitchers. The Reds now are within two games of climbing out of last place in the National League Central.
The Reds will be looking to reach the 1,000-win mark against St. Louis during this series. Cincinnati currently has 998 wins over the Cardinals since 1900. At 9-7 this season against them, including 5-2 at Great American Ball Park, the Reds are looking for their first season series win over St. Louis since 2011. Cincinnati is 3-2-2 against the Cardinals in the last seven completed series of more than one game.
|Last Updated: 3/23/2018 7:16:52 PM EST|