With two straight wins, the Reds can finish April at .500. Considering how putrid the offense was most of the month, I'd take it. The offense is now lurching back to league average (they're at 3.75 r/g after last night).
There's some ominous cloud cover, but as of press time the game is supposed to happen. I was surprised when I looked back over the last 20 games, but this is the fifth time Drew Stubbs has hit leadoff. His line is getting back into non-cringe territory, though he's only walking about 5% of the time.
The gatekeepers at the Hall may not care very much, but Scott Rolen is on the verge of tying Big Red Machinist Tony Perez for 49th on the all-time doubles leaderboard.
Lucas Harrell, Cueto's counterpart today, historically has had command issues, with a BB/9 close to 5 and 3 wild pitches on the year. Hopefully, the Reds can make him work.
Go Reds! Let's play the game and win the game.
| Johnny Cueto ||Stats||Lucas Harrell|
|1.78 (211) ||ERA (ERA+)||3.97 (92) |
|Drew Stubbs CF|
|Zack Cozart SS || |
| Joey Votto 1B ||Jed Lowrie SS |
| ||Travis Buck RF |
|Scott Rolen 3B |
|Johnny Cueto RHP||Lucas Harrell LHP|
|Reliever||4/23||4/24||4/25||4/26||4/27||5 day totals|
|Sean Marshall||-||1.0, 9p||1.0, 22p ||2.0 IP, 31 pitches|
|Aroldis Chapman||-||1.0, 16p||1.0 IP, 16 pitches |
|Logan Ondrusek||-||1.2, 24p||1.2 IP, 24 pitches |
|Jose Arredondo||-||1.0, 14p||1.0, 12p||1.0, 13p||3.0 IP, 39 pitches|
|Sam LeCure||-||1.0, 18p||1.0, 10p||2.0 IP, 28 pitches|
|JJ Hoover||-||1.0, 15p ||2.0, 33p||3.0 IP, 48 pitches |
|Alfredo Simon||-||1.1, 36p||1.1 IP, 36 pitches|