The Cincinnati Reds (28-30) will go for their first four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals (26-31) since May 2003. The Reds haven’t won four straight games at any point against the Cardinals since 2012.
The Reds had their 13th comeback win of the season yesterday. The Reds trailed the Cardinals 4-1 entering the 7th inning before a three-run home run from Patrick Kivlehan, and a two-run home run from Joey Votto.
Scott Feldman has struggled over his last two starts: 9.1 IP, 8 ER, 2 HR, 3 BB, 5 K. Feldman’s only start this season against the Cardinals came on April 9th, and it was a good one: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K. Feldman’s only other appearance against the Cardinals came all the way back in 2003.
Mike Leake will already be making his 7th career start against the Reds (4.95 ERA, 1.38 WHIP). Leake is having a really nice year for the Cardinals, but has struggled over his last 2 starts (13.2 IP, 9 ER, 4 HR). Leake has been great against the Reds in 2 starts this season: 14.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 11 K.
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How cool would it be for the Reds to pull off a four game sweep of the Cardinals? I’ll answer: pretty cool. Go Reds!
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.