The Cincinnati Reds (29-34) have now lost four consecutive games on their west coast road trip. The San Diego Padres (25-40) have arguably the worst offense in the MLB, but they absolutely destroyed Bronson Arroyo last night in a 9-3 win. The two teams will square off again tonight at 10:10 PM.
The Brewers lost their third straight game earlier today to the Cardinals, so the Reds currently sit at 3.0 games back despite losing four straight games themselves. The Cardinals and Brewers play the second of a double-header tonight.
Scott Feldman is coming off a brilliant start against the Cardinals (7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K). Feldman has been just slightly better than league average so far, which is exactly what the Reds paid for. He has made one career start at Petco Park, and it came all way back in 2012 (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K). The only current Padres that have faced Feldman are Aybar and Myers.
LHP, Clayton Richard will be making his 14th start of the season for the Padres. Richard pitched in the Cubs bullpen during the 2015 postseason, but was released in August of 2016. He signed three days later with the Padres, and has basically been a part of their rotation even since. He was terrific in 11 appearances at the end of 2016 with the Padres, posting a 2.52 ERA. This season, he has been an average pitcher posting a 4.54 ERA/3.94 FIP. That is a welcome sign for a rebuilding Padres team.
|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. Devin Mesoraco (C)
8. Jose Peraza (SS)
9. Scott Feldman (P)
|1. Jose Pirela (LF)
2. Franchy Cordero (CF)
3. Wil Myers (1B)
4. Yangervis Solarte (2B)
5. Hunter Renfroe (RF)
6. Cory Spangenberg (3B)
7. Allen Cordoba (SS)
8. Austin Hedges (C)
9. Clayton Richard (P)
The 2017 MLB draft is upon on us! The Reds had Hunter Greene fall into their lap with the #2 overall pick, the consensus top talent. Both Baseball America and MLB Pipleline had Greene as the best overall player in the draft. Greene’s fastball has been registered at 102 MPH, and has already been on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
The Reds have now made 10 picks. Here is what the rest of the draft has looked like so far. Click on the player for a great scouting report from Reds minor league expert Doug Gray. Here is a summary of picks 4-10 from Doug.
2. Hunter Greene – RHP/SS (Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA)
32. Jeter Downs – SS (Pace HS – Miami Gardens, FA)
38. Stuart Fairchild – OF (Wake Forest University)
77. Heatherly, Jacob – LHP (Cullman HS)
107. Case, Cash – SS (The First Academy)
137. Sceroler, Mac – RHP (Southeastern Louisiana University)
167. Buffett, Tyler – RHP (Oklahoma State University)
197. Kolozsvary, Mark – C (Florida University)
227. Ryan, Connor – RHP (U Illinois Chicago)
257. Naughton, Packy – LHP (Virginia Tech University)
287. Howell, Robby – RHP (Central Florida University)
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The Reds really need a win. Feldman is probably the best starter in the Reds current rotation, so there is no better time to get a win than tonight. Go Reds!