The Cincinnati Reds (59-81) will try to win two games today against the St. Louis Cardinals (88-53). The Reds just completed a 4-2 win (recap) over the Cardinals minutes ago, thanks to a two-run homer by Adam Duvall in the eighth inning. The game was a completion of yesterday’s suspended game because of rain.
Anthony DeSclafani just keeps going on in 2015 for the Reds. It feels like DeSclafani should be running out of steam as the season drags on, but he just keeps proving the doubters wrong. He has seemingly got stronger as the seasons has gone on.
Here was what I wrote about DeSclafani’s last start against the Pirates: DeSclafani was outstanding on Monday afternoon. He didn’t allow a walk in 7.1 innings, and struck out 6. Through 26 starts this season, DeSclafani has a 3.75 ERA and 3.81 FIP. He has done a great job of late by limiting walks. DeSclafani has walked just 10 batters in his last 7 starts (42.0 IP).
DeSclafani has absolutely dominated the Cardinals in two starts this season too. He has a 1.38 ERA in 13.0 IP, with 13 K, and only 3 BB.
Lance Lynn is putting together another nice year for the Cardinals. Lynn’s K/9 mark is his best since 2012, but it has come at the cost of more walks. Lynn’s 3.30 BB/9 is the 14th worst in the MLB.
Lynn did get beat up pretty bad in his last start. Lynn hurt his ankle on August 29th, and had his next start pushed back over a week. Monday was Lynn’s first start since he hurt his ankle, and he allowed 6 ER in 2.1 innings to the Cubs.
Lynn has a 3.51 career ERA in 12 starts (15 games) against the Reds. That falls into place with his career 3.40 ERA. His only start of the year against the Reds came on July 27th, and it was a good one for Lynn: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K.
Ugh, stop with Skip Schumaker playing.
|1. Matt Carpenter (3B)
2. Stephen Piscotty (LF)
3. Jason Heyward (CF)
4. Mark Reynolds (1B)
5. Brandon Moss (RF)
6. Kolten Wong (2B)
7. Tony Cruz (C)
8. Greg Garcia (SS)
9. Lance Lynn (P)
|1. Billy Hamilton (CF)
2. Skip Schumaker (LF)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Brandon Phillips (2B)
5. Jay Bruce (RF)
6. Todd Frazier (3B)
7. Eugenio Suarez (SS)
8. Tucker Barnhart (C)
9. Anthony DeSclafani (P)
Other News and Notes
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) September 12, 2015
Pete Rose on field for 30-year celebration of Cincinnati native's record hit 4192 9-11-85 pic.twitter.com/3E8AZ2VQJC
— Dan Sewell (@dansewell) September 12, 2015
Nick is a lifelong Reds fan who was born and raised in Cincinnati. He acquired his love of baseball from his late grandfather. Nick moved to the Cleveland area in 2014 with his wife, and his currently fighting to convert his beautiful baby daughter Emma to Reds fandom. Nick has been writing for Redleg Nation since 2013. Follow Nick on Twitter @nicholaspkirby.