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 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!