After scoring 37 runs in a 4-game series against the Giants last weekend, the Reds hoped to continue that momentum against the Oakland A’s. Unfortunately the Reds did quite the opposite, failing to get a hit last night against Mike Fiers in the first game of the series. Tonight’s game is big, not only in the sense that the Reds really need to bounce back from last night’s performance, but it will also be the first time that Sonny Gray pitches in Oakland after he was traded to the New York Yankees back in 2017. Gray has pitched very well so far in 2019 and at times has been very dominant, especially the first time through the order. Hopefully the familiar territory will help him keep that going. The A’s will counter with Brett Anderson, who has pitched pretty well in his second season back in Oakland. He owns a 3.89 ERA through 8 starts and allowed only 1 run over 6 innings in his last outing against Pittsburgh.
Sonny Gray takes the hill at Oakland Coliseum tonight for the first time as a visiting player after spending parts of five seasons with the A's. ➡️ https://t.co/aYdTGsTcd9#BornToBaseball pic.twitter.com/9HyhK2EAhF— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 8, 2019