Game Thread

Dodgers at Reds (June 11, 2014)

The Reds are looking for a win against the Dodgers tonight in a pitching rematch from May 26th between Johnny Cueto and Hyun-Jin Ryu.

In that last bout, Ryu was perfect through 7 innings before the Reds finally chased him from the game in the 8th inning (though the Dodgers held on to win). Since then, Ryu has pitched exactly six innings and two runs allowed in each start against the Pirates and the Rockies. According to the MLB.com game preview, Ryu is “5-0 with a 0.95 ERA and 0.974 WHIP in six starts away from Dodger Stadium in 2014. His road ERA is the second best in the Majors among pitchers who have thrown at least 20 innings in an opposing stadium.

In his last two starts, Johnny Cueto has had one great start (7.1 shutout innings against the D-backs) and a disappointing one (4 earned runs in 5 innings against the Phillies). Cueto is the National League leader in WHIP, 3rd in ERA and WAR and ranked 6th in NL SIERA.

THIS DATE IN REDS HISTORY
Johnny Vander Meer pitched his first of back-to-back no hitters on June 11, 1938.

BACK TO FULL HEALTH
Assuming his side bullpen session goes OK, Mat Latos return is slated for this Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, which would be Tony Cingrani’s next scheduled start. Bryan Price on Cingrani:It’s likely he’ll be affected by the activation of Mat.

LINEUP
Joey Votto and Jay Bruce played together for just the 30th time this season yesterday. They batted back-to-back in eight of the first nine games of the season, but haven’t done so since April 9th. Brayan Pena continues as Cueto’s personal catcher, having caught Cueto’s last 10 starts and 11 out of his 13.

1. Billy Hamilton (S) CF
2. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
7. Brayan Pena (S) C
8. Zack Cozart (R) SS
9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

Go Reds!

240 thoughts on “Dodgers at Reds (June 11, 2014)

  1. “Lets bring in Ondrusek.. oh, he sucks? Lets bring in Parra then, his 4.83 ERA should solve it.”

    Parra should have never taken the field. IF you want to go with Ondrusek, the second you took him out, you bring Broxton in for 5 outs. None of this three relief pitchers totaling one out stuff.

    • Definitely why waste Chapman for 6 outs and probably make him unavailable tomorrow?, potentially there is a blow out and they do not need him in the 9th at all, Broxton threw so few pitches he is at least coming out for the 8th- he has been beyond belief this season

    • Do not worry there will be blown saves to push us over the edge, I do not expect it tonight though

    • I thought people were up in arms of Puig attempting to steal 2nd last night, I think a steal of home up 5 in the 7th would break all baseball etiquette and would see a few pitches in Billy’s ribs tomorrow

  2. Good pitch by the Dodger pitcher. Still a good at bat by Bruce, he definitely didn’t look lost at the plate like he has been. I think that bodes well for Bruce and the Reds. Go Reds!

    • He is saving the grandslam for tomorrow, I am pretty sure he has an OPS near 1.000 for the month, I can feel the en fuego Jay coming on

  3. All these foul balls by LA just goes to show how impressive Cueto’s 12Ks was. With all those contact swings, he still battle and got those 2-strike swings and misses

  4. Good job by Broxton. As far as the Dodger hitters go tonite, I’ve never seen so many foul balls in my life.

  5. I expect Chapman to pitch the 9th. He’s already warmed up, and he’s the freshest arm in the pen.

  6. Very well played game in all aspects for the Reds. If the second half of the season is as good as the first half was bad, than this Reds team not only has a good chance to make the post season, but be a team to be reckoned with in the post season. Lets go for the split tomorrow win another Reds win. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  7. A fine game for the Reds. A win tomorrow would split the series. The six games coming up with the Brewers and Pirates are crucial for the Reds.

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