Reds ready to close out Brewers

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!


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Mets blank Reds

Rookie Stephenson strikes down nine

The New York Mets (72-66, 2nd NL East) came into Cinci and stuck to a game plan that was executed flawlessly as they blanked the Reds 5-0 on a lazy labor day extended weekend.  Matt Reynolds and Kelly Johnson slammed solo homers before a three run seventh inning closing the door on the Reds.   Bartolo Colon went six scoreless innings for the Mets, who inched to a half game closer to the second wild card spot.

“Colon was really rolling good. He really was,” Reds manager Reds 5Bryan Price said. “We saw a real masterful pitcher pitch a great game. I saw him when he was a hard-throwing guy when he was throwing 100 [mph]. You can teach a lot of pitchers how to pitch by being able to manage less stuff with really good command and movement.”

Rookie Robert Stephenson gave up two earned runs and five hits with one walk over 5 1/3 innings, while striking out nine batters.

“I think it’s just the confidence. It’s being here, already knowing I am here,” Stephenson said. “There’s not too much else to be doing other than just going out there and having fun. I am not trying to get back to this level because I am already here.

The Reds will have two more opportunities to get a game on the Mets beginning tonight at 6:10.  The Reds will march out LHP Brandon Finnigen  (8-10, 4.19 ERA)to the mound to start the game while the Mets will spot start RHP Rafael Montero (0-0, 3.68 ERA)

Tickets for tonight’s game are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Cincinnati Reds

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Reds ready for Diamondbacks

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.

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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!

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Reds face Brewers this weekend

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.”

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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!

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Reds end four game skid in Padres finale

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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Reds fall apart in game four

The Oakland Athletics lost the first two games against the Reds by a combined two runs.  Game three, played last night at the Great American Ballpark ended up being a disastrous 6-1 loss, allowing the Athletics to keep from breaking a futility record of a winless road-trip consisting of eight or more games.  The seven previous losses came on the road.

“Each and every game that you go through a losing streak like that, there’s just a little more urgency,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “There should be. But it’s miserable going home every night. You can’t even enjoy your evening when you’re in a losing streak like that.”

The Reds hit the road for a series against the Atlanta Braves, the Houston Astros and closing out the trip with a two game series at Globe Life Park against the Rangers before returning home to take on the San Diego Padres in a four game series.

Ticket for all upcoming series’ are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Cincinnati Reds!

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Peraza gets some time at Centerfield

Jose Peraza wasn’t sure if the Reds were telling him the truth when they told him they would try and get him some time in center field in order to get him some at bats.  The Reds came through last night as Peraza took center field against the LA Angels, filling in for Billy Andrews.  There was not much action for him but he did manage to field a couple of line drives straight to him.

“It doesn’t feel different,” Peraza said through interpreter Tomas Vera. “I have to keep learning, of course. I’m going to continue learning. I feel happy to play. The most important thing overall is just to help the team.”

Catch Peraza and the Reds as they take on the Kansas City Royals today at Goodyear Ballpark.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Cincinnati Reds in Spring Training!


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