|CINCINNATI ( FELDMAN )|
TAMPA BAY ( ODORIZZI )
|921||CINCINNATI||+155||Ov 8.5,-120||+130||Ov 9,-110|
|922||TAMPA BAY||-165||Un 8.5,+100||-140||Un 9,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||26-25||+5.9||29-20||5.2||0.263||0.327||0.442||0.769||5.1||0.252||0.326||0.428||0.754|
|Past 7 Games||0-7||-7||4-2||3.4||0.251||0.292||0.452||0.744||7.0||0.300||0.377||0.535||0.912|
|vs Right-handed Starters||29-19||+10.5||29-18||5.0||0.266||0.335||0.460||0.795||4.1||0.243||0.310||0.376||0.686|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.4||4-2||5.4||0.296||0.350||0.496||0.846||4.7||0.270||0.323||0.414||0.737|
|6/5/2017||WOJCIECHOWSKI(R)||ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||4-2||W||+125||9.5 ev||U||6||2||0||8||5||0|
|6/6/2017||ADLEMAN(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||13-1||W||+125||9.5 ov||O||11||5||0||5||5||0|
|6/7/2017||ARROYO(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||6-4||W||+115||9.5 ov||O||10||4||0||11||6||0|
|6/8/2017||FELDMAN(R)||ST LOUIS||LEAKE(R)||5-2||W||+105||9.5 un||U||12||9||0||6||3||1|
|6/9/2017||GARRETT(L)||@ LA DODGERS||HILL(L)||2-7||L||180||8.5 un||O||5||6||1||9||7||1|
|6/10/2017||WOJCIECHOWSKI(R)||@ LA DODGERS||WOOD(L)||4-5||L||225||8 un||O||8||5||1||10||7||0|
|6/11/2017||ADLEMAN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||7-9||L||160||8.5 ev||O||12||7||1||10||7||0|
|6/12/2017||ARROYO(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||PERDOMO(R)||3-9||L||110||8.5 ov||O||8||6||0||14||6||0|
|6/13/2017||FELDMAN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)||2-6||L||105||8 ov||P||9||9||0||12||8||0|
|6/14/2017||GARRETT(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)||2-4||L||120||9 un||U||6||2||1||8||8||0|
|6/16/2017||ADLEMAN(R)||LA DODGERS||WOOD(L)||1-3||L||+155||9.5 un||U||5||3||0||7||10||0|
|6/17/2017||WOJCIECHOWSKI(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||2-10||L||+135||10.5 ov||O||11||10||2||12||8||1|
|6/18/2017||ARROYO(R)||LA DODGERS||MAEDA(R)||7-8||L||+160||11 ov||O||9||8||0||10||7||0|
|6/19/2017||FELDMAN(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|6/20/2017||GARRETT(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)|| |
|6/21/2017||ADLEMAN(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||RAMIREZ(R)|| |
|6/23/2017||WOJCIECHOWSKI(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)|| |
|6/24/2017|| ||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|6/25/2017|| ||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|6/6/2017||ARCHER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||2-4||L||-175||7.5 un||U||6||11||2||8||5||2|
|6/7/2017||FARIA(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||PELFREY(R)||3-1||W||-160||8.5 ov||U||6||8||0||4||4||2|
|6/8/2017||ODORIZZI(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||HOLLAND(L)||7-5||W||-170||8 ev||O||10||5||1||12||7||0|
|6/13/2017||FARIA(R)||@ TORONTO||ESTRADA(R)||8-1||W||140||8.5 ov||O||16||7||1||8||9||0|
|6/14/2017||ODORIZZI(R)||@ TORONTO||LIRIANO(L)||6-7||L||135||8.5 ev||O||8||6||2||10||8||1|
|6/15/2017||COBB(R)||@ DETROIT||VERLANDER(R)||3-5||L||140||9.5 ev||U||9||9||2||11||9||0|
|6/16/2017||RAMIREZ(R)||@ DETROIT||NORRIS(L)||4-13||L||115||10 un||O||9||4||1||13||4||1|
|6/17/2017||ARCHER(R)||@ DETROIT||FULMER(R)||3-2||W||-110||9 ov||U||8||6||2||8||9||0|
|6/18/2017||FARIA(R)||@ DETROIT||FARMER(R)||9-1||W||-105||10 ov||P||10||4||0||6||6||0|
|6/24/2017|| ||BALTIMORE|| || |
|6/25/2017|| ||BALTIMORE|| || |
|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.
|TAMPA BAY: 2016: 68-94, fifth place
Manager: Kevin Cash (third season)
Who's new? OF Colby Rasmus, OF/1B Rickie Weeks Jr., RHP Tommy Hunter, RHP Jumbo Diaz, C Wilson Ramos, C Derek Norris, OF Mallex Smith, RHP Jose De Leon, RHP Shawn Tolleson
Who's gone? 2B Logan Forsythe, IF/OF Steve Pearce, OF Desmond Jennings, OF Mikie Mahtook, C Hank Conger, IF/OF Taylor Motter, C Bobby Wilson, LHP Drew Smyly, LHP Enny Romero, RHP Steve Geltz, LHP Dana Eveland, RHP Kevin Jepsen, RHP Tyler Sturdevant, RHP Dylan Floro
Projected lineup: DH Corey Dickerson (.245, 24, 70), CF Kevin Kiermaier (.246, 12, 37, 21 SB), 3B Evan Longoria (.273, 36, 98), 2B Brad Miller (.243, 30, 81), RF Steven Souza (.247, 17, 49), LF Colby Rasmus (.206, 15, 54 with Astros), SS Tim Beckham (.247, 5, 16), 1B Logan Morrison (.238, 14, 43), C Curt Casali (.186, 8, 25)
Rotation: RH Chris Archer (9-19, 4.02 ERA), RH Jake Odorizzi (10-6, 3.69), RH Alex Cobb (1-2, 8.59 in five starts), LH Blake Snell (6-8, 3.54), RH Matt Andriese (8-8, 4.37)
Key relievers: RH Alex Colome (2-4, 1.91, 37/40 SV), RH Tommy Hunter (2-2, 3.18 with Indians), RH Danny Farquhar (1-0, 3.06), LH Xavier Cede'o (3-4, 3.70), RH Erasmo Ramirez (7-11, 3.77), RH Jumbo Diaz (1-1, 3.14), RH Chase Whitley (0-0, 2.51)
Hot spots: Shortstop and catcher. Tim Beckham and the combination of Curt Casali and newly signed Derek Norris are holding down the fort while Matt Duffy and Wilson Ramos recover from injuries. Beckham and Casali or Norris can at least try to make the situation awkward by hitting. That wasn't their strong suit last year, but the Rays will need someone to bat eighth and ninth while Ramos (knee surgery; out until July) and Duffy (Achilles surgery; out until May) heal.
Outlook: How do you fix a team that ranked eighth in the AL in ERA and 14th in runs scored? If you're the Rays, you trade away your second-best hitter (Forsythe) for a pitcher who will start the season in Triple-A (De Leon), then sign an outfielder with a .641 OPS (Rasmus) to be your second-highest paid player. Expectations for a team with the third-lowest payroll in the game shouldn't be high to begin with. Getting Duffy and Ramos back from the DL will help, but not enough to slow rumors of Archer, Cobb and Odorizzi getting traded if they pitch well.
|Rays look to remain powerful vs. Reds|
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays look to continue their success with the long ball when they welcome the Cincinnati Reds to Tropicana Field for a rare three-game interleague series between the two teams starting Monday.
The Reds and Rays have only met 12 times total with the Reds holding a 9-3 advantage in those games.
Tampa Bay (37-35) continues to stay a couple of games above .500 after going 3-3 on a six-game road trip to Toronto and Detroit but the Rays have won two in a row and showed a lot of power against the Tigers with five home runs in a 9-1 win Sunday.
Logan Morrison had two home runs Sunday, giving him 21 for the season, and Steven Souza Jr. had a grand slam to lead the onslaught. The Rays are among the most prolific power-hitting teams in the majors with 109 homers, one behind the Yankees for the major league lead.
"Today guys came out swinging," Rays manager Kevin Cash said "Big day for (Morrison). Big day for Souza. He's having a lot of good at-bats. The big blast (Sunday) was the key one. It was the separator."
Souza also had a home run on Mother's Day. In his last 10 games, Souza is batting .333 (12-for-36) with three homers and 11 RBIs following a 1-for-24 slump.
"It's a cool day," Souza Jr. said to MLB.com. "Hit a home run on Mother's Day for my mom, today hit a home run on Father's Day for my dad and my son. It's a really special thing. And it's huge to come back and split a series against a team like this, especially after playing two ugly games to start."
Cincinnati (29-39) will need its history against the Rays to be kind based on recent results.
The Reds are currently dealing with a nine-game losing streak and sitting in last place in the NL Central after an 8-7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
The Reds were down 8-2 in the seventh inning Sunday and made a late charge to make the game close. Manager Bryan Price said he sees his team fighting to break out of their collective slump and appreciates the effort.
"It ended up being a much better game and much more entertaining game than anyone would have anticipated, but no one wants to talk about it when you're losing," Price said. "No one wants to talk about the effort. But I do, because it makes a difference. It makes a difference to the guys who are still playing hard."
Adam Duvall, Scooter Gennett and Eugenio Suarez homered for the Reds, who have 98 homers this season.
Although most of the current Reds are not familiar with the Rays, right-hander Scott Feldman has spent 12 of his 13 seasons in the American League and will get the start Monday. He is 4-3 record and 3.09 ERA in 17 appearances (seven starts) against Tampa Bay.
Feldman is 5-5 with a 4.29 ERA in 14 starts this season. He last pitched in a 6-2 loss in San Diego on Tuesday when he allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings.
Right hander Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays and he's been a solid piece of the rotation when he's pitching at home. Odorizzi is 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA at Tropicana Field this season and has five quality starts in a row at home.
Odorizzi did not make it out of the fifth inning in his last start, a road game against the Blue Jays, when he gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings and got a no decision despite struggling with his control and throwing 99 pitches in the outing.
"I know I'm very capable of throwing a lot better than I am for the most part this season," Odorizzi said to the Tampa Bay Times. "It's just kind of been a grind from start to start. It's better than what I was doing last year on a start to start basis. So I can't really discouraged too much about how the results have gone, because I've seen it go much worse when I've been feeling much better. So it's baseball. And I just have to be better next time out and continue that trend."
This will be Odorizzi's first appearance against the Reds.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2017 2:48:27 AM EST|