It's only been a little over a month since the Reds lost three in a row, but it seems like a season a go. That's because we've been spoiled by both good play and weak opposing pitching.
The Reds have averaged just two runs and 5 hits per game over this losing streak. It likely has everything to do with facing three good starting pitchers - which is a reminder that they can't really do without Joey Votto when facing decent-to-good competition over the stretch run and in the playoffs. Also, a few things are breaking the other way now. The Reds started off their big winning streak beating Fiers and Gallardo. But I think it's OK to talk about the playoffs like they're probably going to happen.
The team will try to stave off a sweep for the first time since June 20th in Cleveland.
Go Reds, because we're now entitled to very frequent victories.
|Reliever||8/3||8/4||8/5||8/6||8/7||5 day totals|
|Aroldis Chapman||1.0, 17p||1.0, 23p||2.0 P, 40 pitches
|Sean Marshall||1.0, 10p||0.1, 8p||1.1 IP, 18 pitches
|Jonathan Broxton||0.2, 5p||1.0, 17p||1.2 IP, 22 pitches|
|Logan Ondrusek||1.0, 27p||1.0 IP, 27 pitches
|Jose Arredondo||0.1, 4p||1.0, 21p||1.1 IP, 25 pitches|
|Sam LeCure||1.2, 14p||0.2, 11p||2.1 IP, 25 pitches|
|Alfredo Simon||3.0, 46p||3.0 IP, 46 pitches|