Coming off of a great homestand, now is where the real work starts. This team needs to prove they can win on the road if they're going to compete in the division, and there aren't too many lineups more potent than this Nationals one. We've already seen them, of course, where the Reds took 2 of 3 at GABP during the first week of the season.
Gio Gonzalez didn't face the Reds in that series, and only has one quality start out of 4 so far this year. He's historically very good against the Reds, only giving up 2 runs in 3 starts (19 innings total). Yikes.
Bronson Arroyo goes for the good guys, coming off of 2 outings in a row where he threw 8 innings and gave up 2 runs. I think the Reds would take another one of those today.
I'm glad all of the arms that pitched Tuesday got the day off yesterday. Bullpen looks in much better shape, except for the whole "Manny Parra being there" problem.
Let's go Reds!
|Reliever||4/20||4/21||4/22||4/23||4/24||5 day totals|
|Aroldis Chapman||1.0, 10p||1.0, 13p||1.0, 17p||3.0 IP, 40 pitches
|Jonathan Broxton||0.2, 7p||1.0, 13p||1.2 IP, 20 pitches|
|Sam LeCure||2.0, 14p||1.2, 47p||3.2 IP, 61 pitches
|J.J. Hoover||1.0, 20p||1.1, 24p||2.1 IP, 44 pitches
|Logan Ondrusek||1.0, 17p||0.1, 6p||1.0, 18p||2.1 IP, 41 pitches
|Manny Parra||1.0, 21p||1.1, 45p||2.1 IP, 66 pitches|
|Alfredo Simon||1.0, 14p||1.0, 10p||1.0, 15p||0.2, 5p||
3.2 IP, 44 pitches