The homestand continues as the Milwaukee Brewers come to town for a weekend three-game series. The Brewers currently sit in fourth place in the National League Central with a record of 15-17 and sit 5.5 games behind the division-leading St. Louis Cardinals.
The Reds are coming off a series loss to the Atlanta Braves. They reside in second place in the NLC owning a record of 19-16 and 3 full games behind the Redbirds.
Brewers – Yovani Gallardo
2013: 3-1, 4.50 ERA, 1.405 WHIP (7 games/starts)
@ GABP: 2-3, 3.81 ERA, 1.472 WHIP (9 games/starts)
v. Reds: 5-5, 4.75 ERA, 1.582 WHIP (15 games/starts)
While Gallardo’s “bottom line numbers” don’t look all that great, he has performed better as of late. Prior to his last outing where the Cardinals roughed him up for for 4 runs in six innings, Gallardo had won three straight decisions and allowed six runs (five earned) over 19.2 innings of work.
Gallardo v. Reds Batters
Some pretty gaudy numbers here…
Reds – Tony Cingrani
2013: 2-0, 2.63 ERA, 0.833 WHIP (4 games/starts)
@ GABP: 1-0, 2.40 ERA, 0.933 WHIP (3 games, 2 starts)
v. Brewers: 1st career start
The young lefty hopes to keep the momentum he has built over his first four starts. In his last outing in Wrigley against the Cubs, he was touched for a pair of home runs by Alfonso Soriano. After surrendering four runs over the first three innings, Cingrani retired the side in order over the final three innings of that outing.
Cingrani v. Brewers Batters
Um, none of the Brewers have faced Cingrani. Advantage: Reds?
|1. Norichika Aoki (L) RF||1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF|
|2. Jean Segura (R) SS||2. Zack Cozart (R) SS|
|3. Ryan Braun (R) LF||3. Joey Votto (L) 1B|
|4. Aramis Ramirez (R) 3B||4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B|
|5. Jonathan Lucroy (R) C||5. Jay Bruce (L) RF|
|6. Carlos Gomez (R) CF||6. Todd Frazier (R) 3B|
|7. Rickie Weeks (R) 2B||7. Xavier Paul (L) LF|
|8. Yuniesky Betancourt (R) 1B||8. Ryan Hanigan (R) C|
|9. Yovani Gallardo (R) P||9. Tony Cingrani (L) P|
Ryan Hanigan returns from his brief rehab stint in Louisville. You may have noticed that he’s not in the table above on how he’s fared against Gallardo. Here it is…
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM ET.