Straily cuts down eight, allows two runs
Dan Straily pitched a career high eight innings and gave up only two runs on three hits while striking out eight batters as the outfield complimented his effort with great team defense. The win ups Straily’s stats to 12-8 with a 3.81 ERA and ties a five game winning streak for the Reds.
“I’m the benefactor of that success with great defense and the very-well-put-together scouting reports I receive before each start,” Straily said. “Good things happen when you let the guys hit the baseball. I want contact. I want the weakest contact possible, and I want it right at somebody. I know that’s asking for a lot. That’s just what I’ve learned over my years.”
The Reds (62-82, 5th NL Central) have the opportunity to sweep the Milwaukee Brewers (64-81, 4th NL Central) tonight at The Great American Ballpark. Taking the mound for the Reds will send out rookie Tim Adleman (2-3, 3.88 ERA) while the Brewers will send out Junior Guerra (8-3, 2.96 ERA). For Guerra, it will be his third start after being shelved for a month on the DL.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available for tonight’s game so be sure to grab a friend and your tickets and get out and support your Cincinnati Reds tonight!
Cinci Looks to repeat today
The Cincinnati Reds still have a little fight left in them after posting (thus far) the seventh worst record in the Majors at 54-71. So going up against the powerhouse Texas Rangers, SP Dan Straily pitched over six innings of perfect ball to lead the way to a 3-0 blanking of Texas.
“I have a pretty good history with a lot of those guys,” said Straily. “Sometimes, when you have enough history with people, you want to make sure you’re not doing the same thing repeatedly over and over. We had backup plans if they started to hit certain pitches. We never really had to go to those. Tucker [Barnhart, catcher] did a great job. We were in synch the whole night.”
The Rangers have dropped three straight games but are still in control of the AL West.
“We haven’t gotten the hits when the team has needed them the most,” Rangers DH Carlos Beltran said. “You go through that where you’re not getting the results. We are going through a little funk.”
The rubber match takes place tonight at 6:10. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Cincinnati Reds over the Rangers.
The Cincinnati Reds (36-59, 5th NL Central) took two of three games against the Atlanta Braves (33-63, 5th NL East)this week and now look to do the same or better against the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend.
Dan Straily (4-6, 4.07 ERA) will lead the Reds and will be going up against Archie Bradley (3-5, 4.37 ERA). In Sunday’s win over the Nats, Straily allowed three hits over seven innings. As for the D-backs, they have won their last five games in The Great American Ballpark.
Bradley’s last game, against the Dodgers, led to a no-decision, giving up one earned run, six hits three walks and three strikeouts over six innings. Bradley has never faced the Reds in his career.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Cincinnati Reds this weekend!
DiSclafani goes eight innings
The Cincinnati Reds (29-47, 5th NL Central) were in need of some great pitching after the San Diego Padres got off 23 hits in the preceding three games leading into last nights game four. Enter Anthony DiSclafani who went a full eight innings, only the second Reds pitcher to do so this season and the first shutout win for the Reds this season. DiScalafani worked the mound to perfection and no Padre made it to second base as he allowed only five hits (singles) and pitched five strikes with one hit batter thrown in for good measure.
“Definitely glad I was able to go eight innings, and I’ll take the zeroes on top of it,” DeSclafani said. “You don’t have that too often. I’ve had good games, bad games. This was a good game. Especially on a hot Sunday, it’s great to get a win and get on out of here.”
Well, now the hard work begins as the Cards take on the top team from the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs (48-26, 1st NL Central) for a three game series that wraps up on the 29th. Starting for the Reds will be Dan Straily (4-4 3.83 ERA) who will go up against Jake Arrieta ( 11-2, 1.74 ERA)
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Cincinnati Reds today!!
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