CINCINNATI REDS (49-41, 1st in NL Central)
2009 Record vs. Rockies: 0-7
Last Series vs. Rockies: September 7-10, 2009 @ Coors Field (L 0-4)
The Reds were doubled up by the Rockies in the series, as they were outscored 16-8 in what was an atypically low-scoring set of games in Denver. Colorado used late-game heroics to beat the Reds in three out of the four games in the series, with the exception being the last game - in which former Red/Rockie Kip Wells allowed all five runs in the bottom of the third inning. Other than that, the starting pitching - in this case, consisting of Homer Bailey, Matt Maloney, and Bronson Arroyo - did a nice job of containing the Colorado offense. As for the Reds' offense, Brandon Phillips came away from the series with five hits - all singles - to lead the way. Scott Rolen had three hits, including a key homer in the eighth inning of Game 3, but the Cincinnati bats were pretty much non-existent aside from that.
Recent Series Results: won 2-1 at New York (NL), lost 0-4 at Philadelphia
The Reds are coming off of a pretty brutal 11-game road trip of their own, as they finished 5-6 in games against the Cubs, Mets, and Phillies. They started off by going 5-2 in their first two series before a draining series sweep at the hands of the defending NL Champions that put them under .500 for the trip. They got very good pitching in the last two games against the Phillies, as Travis Wood carried a perfect game into the ninth inning in his start, and only allowed one hit in nine complete innings while striking out eight. However, the Reds' bats weren't able to do anything against Roy Halladay and later, the Philly bullpen. In the next game, Maloney kept the Philly bats in check by allowing just a run on four hits in six innings, but this time the Cincy bats were frozen by Cole Hamels on their way to being shutout in back-to-back games. It will definitely be interesting to see if the Reds can revive their offense upon returning home. The statistics say yes, as the Reds have posted an OPS of .830 at home, which is over 100 points higher than their road OPS (.728).
Friday-Sunday: 3-game series @ Great American Ballpark
Expected Pitching Matchups
Friday, 16 July 2010 @ 5:10pm MT
|2010 - Jason Hammel||7-3||15||15||0||0||0||0||90.1||97||42||41||9||24||72||4.08||1.34|
|2010 - Bronson Arroyo||9-4||18||18||1||0||0||0||120.1||107||54||54||13||41||58||4.04||1.23|
Saturday, 17 July 2010 @ 5:10pm MT
|2010 - Jorge De La Rosa||3-1||5||5||0||0||0||0||27.1||26||18||15||2||14||32||4.94||1.46|
|2010 - Edinson Volquez||4-0||6||6||0||0||0||0||31||14||5||5||1||8||28||1.45||0.71|
*The impressive stats listed above are Volquez's combined numbers from his six rehab appearances in the minors. This will be his first start for the Reds since June 1st, 2009, prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery. He hasn't officially been activated yet, so he still appears on the injury report at the end of this article.
Sunday, 18 July 2010 @ 11:10am MT
|2010 - Aaron Cook||3-5||22||17||2||0||0||0||99.2||108||59||54||8||40||44||4.88||1.48|
|2010 - TBA||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0.00|
*The Reds have yet to decide the order of their rotation after Volquez.
More after the jump...
|2010 - Francisco Cordero||3-3||43||0||0||0||24||6||40.2||41||19||19||5||22||34||4.20||1.55|
Cincinnati Reds Injuries
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60 Day DL / Out for the season
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