We are down to just 10 games left in 2016. The Cincinnati Reds (63-89) have lost three straight games, and seven of their last eight games. The Reds will begin a three game series tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers (69-84) at 8:10 PM.
Anthony DeSclafani is coming off arguably his worst start of 2016 (4.0 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) on Saturday against the Pirates. Other than that start, DeSclafani has been very good for the Reds in 2016. DeSclafani has a 3.15 ERA in 4 career appearances (3 starts) against the Brewers.
Zach Davies has been very good of late. Over his last 5 starts, Davies has a 2.87 ERA/3.61 FIP with 32 K and 7 BB. Davies has the highest fWAR on the Brewers. Davies has a 3.80 ERA in 4 career starts against the Reds.
|1. Jose Peraza (SS)
2. Scott Schebler (CF)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Adam Duvall (LF)
5. Brandon Phillips (2B)
6. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
7. Steve Selsky (RF)
8. Tucker Barnhart (C)
9. Anthony DeSclafani (P)
|1. Jonathan Villar (3B)
2. Scooter Gennett (2B)
3. Ryan Braun (LF)
4. Chris Carter (1B)
5. Domingo Santana (RF)
6. Hernan Perez (CF)
7. Orlando Arcia (SS)
8. Andrew Susac (C)
9. Zach Davies (P
Wild, wild-card races
|San Francisco Giants||81-72||–|
|New York Mets||81-72||–|
|St. Louis Cardinals||80-72||0.5 GB|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||76-76||4.5 GB|
|Toronto Blue Jays||83-69||+1.0|
|Baltimore Orioles||82-71||0.5 GB|
|Houston Astros||81-72||1.5 GB|
|Seattle Mariners||80-72||2.0 GB|
The Reds have been struggling of late, but they’ll get a break from tougher completion against the fourth place Brewers. The Reds finish the season against the Cardinals and Cubs, so they might want to take advantage of getting some wins this weekend. Go Reds!