At least there was more than one hit. At least there was more than no runs. Most of us would think that’s not a difficult task. I suppose there are times when it is…
Today’s game is set for a first pitch of 1:35 PM ET. Maybe the Good Guys can salvage one of the four in DC. There is something about that town, ya know…
Reds – Tony Cingrani
2013: 1-0, 2.25 ERA, 1.083 WHIP (2 games, 2 starts)
v. WAS: 1st appearance
@ Nationals Park: 1st appearance
Cingrani has twirled a pair on good outings since being called up from Louisville. His last effort was extremely strong where he went 7 innings and allowed only two runs. That was against the Cubs. As we have seen in the first three games of this series, the Nats are far from being the Cubs.
This will also be the first time all Nationals hitters will have seen Cingrani.
Nationals – Ross Detwiler
2013: 1-1, 1.38 ERA, 1.154 WHIP (4 games, all starts)
v. CIN: 0-3, 2.48 ERA, 1.414 WHIP (5 games, all starts)
@ Nationals Park: 13-8, 3.18 ERA, 1.291 WHIP (39 games, 32 starts)
Last appearance v. CIN: 4/6/13 (ND) – 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
Got to scratch your head in looking at Detwiler’s line against the Good Guys. No wins with an ERA under 2.50? What gives? Maybe some clutch hitting from the Reds? I’ll stop now…
Cincy didn’t exactly light up Detwiler when the Nats were in town. He does fare well at home which doesn’t look good for the Good Guys.
Detwiler v. Reds Batters
Note: You would have had this post a lot sooner had Davey Johnson gotten his poop in a group. Got the lineup just after noon…
|1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF||1. Denard Span (L) CF|
|2. Zack Cozart (R) SS||2. Danny Espinosa (S) 2B|
|3. Joey Votto (L) 1B||3. Bryce Harper (L) LF|
|4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B||4. Jayson Werth (R) RF|
|5. Todd Frazier (R) 3B||5. Ian Desmond (R) SS|
|6. Jay Bruce (L) RF||6. Adam LaRoche (L) 1B|
|7. Xavier Paul (L) LF||7. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B|
|8. Corky Miller (R) C||8. Kurt Suzuki (R) C|
|9. Tony Cingrani (L) P||9. Ross Detwiler (R) P|
So I’m a little confused. You’re telling me there’s no lefty-righty throughout the entire order?
And for the record, the Reds are 6-3 v. LHP, 7-9 v. RHP. Maybe…
Maybe what will cause the most chagrin from Red fans will be Cozart in the 2-hole. The Reds shortstop was performing pretty well in that slot until the night he smushed his finger. Since that game, Cozart is hitting .100, scored 0 runs or driven in any runs. I know what at least a few are thinking…it’s only 5 games. The result in those five, the Reds are 2-3.
Here’s how Cozart has fared in that spot in the order…