Oh, where have the Reds bats gone? After being able to score at will against the Giants last weekend, it would seem Giants pitchers have been able to figure out how to pitch to Reds batters in tough situations.
In the last two games (23 innings), the Reds have stranded 27 runners on base. They’re getting hits to get runners on base. They’re just not getting timely hits to bring those runners home.
The Reds can still salvage something from the weekend, as they try to rebound from two straight losses at 4:05 ET and earn a four game series split with the Giants.
Adleman might be the surprise pitcher of the staff the last two seasons. He has steadily and quietly pitched adequately. In 2016, he had a 4.00 ERA in 69.2 IP, with 20 walks and 47 strikeouts. He has already given up more than half the number of home runs (7) he gave up all of last season (13), but he is also limiting his walks and striking out batters. Adleman hasn’t been the best pitcher for the Reds, but he has been a nice addition to the team when they are trying to develop young pitchers.
The Reds missed Samardzija in the Giants rotation at GABP. The only other team Samardzija has faced more than the Reds is the Pirates. He is 2-5 with a 4.00 ERA against Cincinnati, with 81 strikeouts and 32 walks. He has allowed 10 home runs against the Reds, tied with the Brewers for most in his career.
Lisalverto Bonilla’s stellar eight inning performance Saturday gave the Reds bullpen a much needed day off after the 17-inning game the night before. I would expect most, if not all, of the relievers are available to pitch with an off day coming tomorrow.
|1. Billy Hamilton (CF)
2. Scooter Gennett (2B)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Adam Duvall (LF)
5. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
6. Scott Schebler (RF)
7. Jose Peraza (SS)
8. Devin Mesoraco (C)
9. Tim Adleman (P)
|1. Denard Span (CF)
2. Joe Panik (2B)
3. Brandon Belt (1B)
4. Buster Posey (C)
5. Brandon Crawford (SS)
6. Christian Arroyo (3B)
7. Eduardo Nunez (LF)
8. Justin Ruggiano (RF)
9. Jeff Samardzija (P)
News and Notes
Price said Homer Bailey threw a 48-pitch bullpen yesterday, got good reports. Status quo for Disco, Finnegan
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