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 (32-57, 5th NL Central) are coming off a tough road trip where they won only three out of nine games and are currently riding a three game losing streak courtesy of the Florida Marlins who won 7-3 Sunday night at Marlins Park. It was the first time the Marlins have swept the Reds since 2003.
“I’m happy,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “I’ll just make sure our guys don’t think we’re satisfied. We’re in a good spot. We’re still six back. That’s the way we look at it. We just gotta keep going.”
The second half of the season kicks off this Friday as the Reds will host the Milwaukee Brewers with Anthony DeScalafani (3-0, 2.23 ERA) taking the mound for the Reds against the Brewers Matt Garza (1-2, 5.54 ERA). DeScalafani has been solid since his return from the DL June 10th.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Cincinnati Reds to victory!
The Cincinnati Reds have certainly opened the season with all the drama baseball fans could want. In the three game stand against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Reds Joey Votto’s two-run single lifted the Reds past the Phillies for a 6-2 win. Last night, the Reds Scott Schebler delivered a bases loaded walk off double lifting the Reds to a 3-2 win and a 2-0 record to open the season.
“We really didn’t get things going until the eighth inning in the opener and the ninth inning tonight,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “But, I think the guys feel like we have that ability. It’s not going to be like this all year. I think we have a really nice offensive ballclub, but in the games like this, I don’t think anyone in our lineup feels that we’re going to be behind, even with the tough setup guys coming in and closers, that we can’t still beat them. It’s a good sign. It’s a great way to start the season.”
The rubber game with the Phillies begins at 11:40 this afternoon and a new series with the Pirates begins tomorrow. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets for all Reds games are still available so get out and cheer on your Cincinnati Reds!