Know Your Foe #45: Cincinnati Reds Land In Denver With Secure(?) Lead In NL Central

Cincinnati Reds (79-57, 1st NL Central)

Last Series vs. Rockies: 2-1 series victory at GAB

The last time we saw the Reds was at the start of the Rockies 11-game road trip after the All-Star Break ended. Jason Hammel pitched well in the first game, allowing three runs in seven innings and striking out 10. However, the offense wasn't quite as good, scoring two runs on five hits. The next game was a laugher for the Reds as Jorge De La Rosa allowed seven runs in 3 1/3 innings. Jhoulys Chacin relieved him and allowed a run in 2 2/3 innings. The Rockies won the the last game 1-0 on a strong seven-inning effort by Aaron Cook.

Last Two Series Results: 3-0 series sweep over Milwaukee, 1-2 series loss to St. Louis

The Reds lost two games to the Cardinals, the team behind them in the NL Central. The team now holds a 7.0 game lead over the Cardinals entering this series. How large of a lead will the Reds have after this series ends?

Monday-Thursday: 4-game series @ Coors Field

Expected Starters

Monday, 6 September 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Aaron Harang 6-7 18 18 0 0 0 0 104.1 126 62 57 15 31 77 4.92 1.50


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Ubaldo Jimenez 17-6 27 27 4 2 0 0 184.1 134 57 55 8 72 170 2.69 1.12


Tuesday, 7 September 2010 @ 6:40 p.m. MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Johnny Cueto 12-4 26 26 1 1 0 0 158.1 150 62 60 16 48 114 3.41 1.25


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jhoulys Chacin 7-9 23 16 0 0 0 0 107.1 87 51 44 8 50 112 3.69 1.28


Wednesday, 8 September 2010 @ 6:40 p.m. MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Bronson Arroyo 14-9 29 28 2 0 0 0 187.1 160 82 80 22 55 97 3.84 1.15


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Aaron Cook 5-8 27 22 2 0 0 0 122.2 141 76 71 11 51 58 5.21 1.57


Thursday, 9 September 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Travis Wood 5-2 12 12 0 0 0 0 73.1 58 30 26 6 22 56 3.19 1.09


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jason Hammel 10-7 25 25 0 0 0 0 154.2 161 75 73 13 42 126 4.25 1.31

Expected Lineup

 

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Brandon Phillips 2B 0.287 0.339 0.452 0.791 0.165 0.305 0.344
Orlando Cabrera SS 0.262 0.305 0.342 0.647 0.080 0.285 0.290
Joey Votto 1B 0.321 0.420 0.594 1.013 0.272 0.354 0.435
Scott Rolen 3B 0.297 0.372 0.527 0.899 0.230 0.312 0.383
Ramon Hernandez C 0.302 0.361 0.439 0.800 0.137 0.340 0.352
Jonny Gomes LF 0.260 0.326 0.430 0.755 0.169 0.299 0.326
Drew Stubbs CF 0.240 0.308 0.405 0.713 0.165 0.313 0.321
Chris Heisey RF 0.257 0.339 0.447 0.786 0.191 0.308 0.340

 

Orlando Cabrera returned to the lineup over the weekend and displaced Paul Janish from the starting lineup. I'd take Janish over Cabrera. Jay Bruce may return to the lineup during this series, but Chris Heisey has been in the lineup during Bruce's absence. Hernandez has been splitting time evenly with Ryan Hanigan behind the plate.

Bench

 

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Yonder Alonso 1B 0.333 0.333 0.667 1.000 0.333 0.500 0.422
Chris Valaika 2B 0.360 0.360 0.520 0.880 0.160 0.444 0.383
Ryan Hanigan C 0.284 0.379 0.420 0.799 0.136 0.295 0.351
Miguel Cairo 3B 0.290 0.358 0.420 0.778 0.130 0.319 0.349
Juan Francisco 3B 0.296 0.321 0.481 0.803 0.185 0.438 0.348
Jay Bruce RF 0.274 0.343 0.464 0.807 0.190 0.329 0.347
Paul Janish SS 0.266 0.350 0.405 0.755 0.139 0.280 0.326
Corky Miller C 0.246 0.290 0.354 0.644 0.108 0.300 0.287

 

 

Closer


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Francisco Cordero 5-4 64 0 0 0 35 6 62.1 54 24 24 5 35 53 3.47 1.43


Injuries


Cincinnati Reds Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Johnny Cueto other-excused 09/03/2010

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jim Edmonds oblique 08/24/2010
Laynce Nix ankle 08/26/2010
Mike Leake shoulder 08/25/2010

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Russ Springer lower-back 08/05/2010
Mike Lincoln other-excused 06/01/2010


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