Can’t beat the good teams? The Reds play the final game of this series, looking to sweep the Dodgers on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. It’s been an extremely successful homestand already, as the Reds have gone 5-1 against the Cardinals and Dodgers.
In a rematch of the July 26th pitcher’s duel between these clubs, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (14-8, 1.89 ERA, 0.92 WHIP) takes on Homer Bailey (10-10, 3.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP). Bailey is coming off back-to-back scoreless appearances against the Cardinals, where he allowed 7 hits, issued 3 walks, and struck out 15 over 14.1 innings.
In their last matchup, the Dodgers won 2-1 behind Kershaw’s 8 innings of 1-run baseball. He allowed just 6 hits, no walks and struck out 8. Bailey was also great in that game, allowing both runs, 7 hits, and one walk while striking out 5 over 7 innings.
So, it should be a “good old fashioned good one”. With a win tonight, the Reds will find themselves in a tie for 2nd place in the National League Central. The last time the Reds were in second place was June 20th.
Watch or listen to the game and discuss it here. GO Reds!