The Reds have lost consecutive games for the first time in over a month. Not to worry... Johnny Cueto takes the mound tonight and that usually means the Reds are going to win. In fact, the Reds have won 70% of games started by Cueto since the start of 2011. This year, the Reds are 9-1 when Cueto starts a game following a loss. Ace.
Mr. Fiers has been equally impressive this year, sporting a nifty 1.88 ERA. Over his last 8 starts, Fiers has been great, allowing 2 earned runs or fewer and lasting at least 6 innings each start. He has allowed only one home run over the last two months.
Xavier Paul gets the start tonight. Hopefully the Reds can generate some offense against Mike "he's on fire" Fiers.
Lineups and 'pen log after the rump:
|COZART SS||AOKI RF|
|STUBBS CF||MORGAN CF|
|PHILLIPS 2B||BRAUN LF|
|BRUCE RF||RAMIREZ 3B|
|ROLEN 3B ||HART 1B|
|PAUL LF ||WEEKS 2B|
|FRAZIER 1B||LUCROY C|
|HANIGAN C||SEGURA SS|
|CUETO P||FIERS P|
|Reliever||8/2||8/3||8/4||8/5||8/6||5 day totals|
|Aroldis Chapman||1.0, 17p||1.0, 23p||2.0 P, 40 pitches |
|Sean Marshall||1.0, 10p||1.0 IP, 10 pitches |
|Jonathan Broxton||0.2, 5 p||1.0, 17p||1.2 IP, 22 pitches|
|Logan Ondrusek||0.2, 7p||1.0, 27p||1.2 IP, 34 pitches |
|Jose Arredondo||1.0, 18p||0.1, 4p||1.0, 21p ||2.1 IP, 43 pitches|
|Sam LeCure||1.2, 14p ||1.2 IP, 14 pitches |
|Alfredo Simon||3.0, 46p||3.0 IP, 46 pitches|
One good thing about consecutive losses? Chapman and Marshall are well rested. In fact, the entire bullpen should be ready to go tonight. Arredondo will likely be avoid, but everyone else should be fully available.