Reds v Cubs – 5/5: Starting Pitchers and Lineups

Apr 29, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos (55) throws to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the first inning at Busch Stadium. (Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)

Going for the sweep today. Game time is 2:20 PM ET.

Starting Pitchers

Reds – Mat Latos
2013: 2-0, 1.83 ERA, 1.093 WHIP (6 games/starts)
v. Cubs: 3-2, 2.58 ERA, 1.122 WHIP (6 games/starts)
@ Wrigley Field: 1-0, 2.57 ERA, 0.857 WHIP
Last appearance v. Cubs: 4/24/13 (W) – 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO

Latos v. Cubs Batters

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
Nate Schierholtz 21 21 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 .143 .143 .143
Starlin Castro 16 16 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .250 .250
Alfonso Soriano 12 11 2 0 0 1 4 0 3 .182 .167 .455
Darwin Barney 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
David DeJesus 7 7 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .429 .429 .571
Dioner Navarro 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .167
Luis Valbuena 7 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .429 .333
Cody Ransom 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250
Anthony Rizzo 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Julio Borbon 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
Jeff Samardzija 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Total 90 86 17 2 0 1 8 2 19 .198 .213 .256
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Generated 5/5/2013.


With Latos, it’s been a win or no decision thus far in 2013. He’s 7th in the NL in ERA (1.83) and 9th in SO/BB ratio (4.625).

Cubs – Edwin Jackson
2013: 0-4, 6.27 ERA, 1.606 WHIP (6 games/starts)
v. Reds: 1-0, 2.57 ERA, 0.857 WHIP (3 games/starts)
@ Wrigley Field: 1-4, 8.73 ERA, 1.788 WHIP (6 games/starts)
Last appearance v. Reds: 5-13-12 (ND) – 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 SO

Jackson v. Reds Batters

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
Shin-Soo Choo 26 22 8 3 0 0 3 4 7 .364 .462 .500
Cesar Izturis 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .077 .000
Joey Votto 10 10 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 .200 .200 .800
Jay Bruce 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Phillips 6 5 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .600 .667 .800
Jack Hannahan 5 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .200 .200 .200
Bronson Arroyo 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Zack Cozart 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Devin Mesoraco 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Homer Bailey 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Todd Frazier 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Corky Miller 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Total 84 77 14 4 0 2 7 6 21 .182 .241 .312
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Generated 5/5/2013.


For all the positives with Latos, the opposite holds true fro Jackson. Chicago signed EJax to a 4 year, $52M deal in the offseason. That can’t sit too well with Cubs fans either. Hard to believe he’s faced the Reds only three times in his 11 years in the league. Of course, he’s traveled around a bit on his days.

Starting Lineups

Reds   Cubs
1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF   1. David DeJesus (L) CF
2. Zack Cozart (R) SS   2. Starlin Castro (R) SS
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B   3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B   4. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF   5. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
6. Todd Frazier (R) 3B   6. Dioner Navarro (S) C
7. Xavier Paul (L) LF   7. Luis Valbuena (L) 3B
8. Devin Mesoraco (R) C   8. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
9. Mat Latos (R) P   9. Edwin Jackson (R) P

Notes
- As noted on The Hub, Ryan Hanigan is to do a rehab stint some time within the next week. He will undergo an exam on Monday. If all goes well, a schedule will be determined as to when and where.
- The Reds are only 8-for-16 in stolen base attempts. Contrast that with the Cubs who are 23-for-29.
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Topics: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds

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