The Reds are right back at it against the Indians, as the Ohio Cup swings back upstate for its conclusion. As you may recall, the Reds swept the Tribe out of Cincinnati at the beginning of last week, kicking off an impressive six-game winning streak they look to extend this evening. The Indians, on the other hand, have lost five of six and are now just a game above .500.
Mat Latos saddles the dromedary camel tonight for your favorite team, having dispatched the Indians in his last start. He went seven strong innings, struck out seven, and gave up only two runs in what was one of his finest starts of his young Reds' career. Hopefully he can repeat that performance.
Something about Derek Lowe something something. He doesn't strike out too many hitters and he can get walky sometimes, so the Reds should wait for their pitch. Also, this one could really, really ugly if they want it to, so definitely keep an eye on that.
Lineups and 'PenLog after the jank, and happy birfday to Mrs. Scrabbles!
|Cozart SS||Choo RF|
|Heisey CF||Cabrera SS|
|Votto 1B||Kipnis 2B|
|Phillips 2B||Lopez DH|
|Bruce RF||Brantley CF|
|Ludwick LF||Santana C|
|Rolen 3B||Damon LF|
|Frazier DH||Kotchman 1B|
Thanks to Homer Bailey and Johnny Cueto throwing a combined 15 innings against the Mets this weekend, the bullpen should be fresh as heck. Logan Ondrusek hasn't pitched since last Sunday against Detroit, which is probably a good thing. He's been ridden hard so far this season, so a solid week off should help keep him healthy.
Hopefully Dusty can avoid Arredondo, Marshall, and Chapman for a few days in row too, as they've been pretty busy so far this season as well. The cool thing is that I'm extremely confident that if Dusty does indeed decide to give his first line guys some time off, the second line can jump into the ring and German suplex the heck out of anyone without missing a stroke. Hooray for mixing numerous sports metaphors! Hooray for baseball!
But yeah, this group is awesomenasty.
||5 day totals|
|Aroldis Chapman||1.0, 18p||1.0, 11p||1.0, 21p||3.0 IP, 50 pitches
|Sean Marshall||1.0, 14p||1.0, 14p||Homer||1.1, 18p
||3.1 IP, 46 pitches|
|Logan Ondrusek||went||0.0 IP, 0 pitches
|Jose Arredondo||0.2, 5p||1.0, 10p||eight||0.2, 14p
||2.1 IP, 29 pitches|
|Sam LeCure||1.0, 12p||strong||1.0 IP, 12 pitches
|yeah||2.0 IP, 49 pitches|
|J.J. Hoover||1.0, 22p||boy||1.0 IP, 22 pitches|