Someone please tell the Reds that the second half has started, alright? The Cincinnati Reds (39-52) will try to avoid a four-game sweep at home today at 12:35 against the Washington Nationals (55-36). The Reds have been outscored 29-11 through the first three games.
Programming Notes: Today’s game is not on FOX Sports Ohio, but is available on the MLB Network.
Scott Feldman has been everything the Reds asked out of him. Could he be dealt at the trade deadline? You would think that there are a lot of teams that wouldn’t mind having Feldman at the back end of their rotation, and enjoy the flexibility of having his experience in the bullpen. Feldman pitched very well in Washington a few weeks ago: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K.
The Reds for whatever reason have had success against Stephen Strasburg. He has a 5.00 career ERA in 7 starts against the Reds, and a few weeks ago gave up 5 ER on 8 hits over 5.0 innings. He is having a good season though for the Nats. Scooter Gennett has 3 (!) career home runs in just 8 at-bats against Strasburg.
|1. Brian Goodwin (CF)
2. Stephen Drew (SS)
3. Bryce Harper (RF)
4. Ryan Zimmerman (1B)
5. Daniel Murphy (2B)
6. Anthony Rendon (3B)
7. Matt Wieters (C)
8. Ryan Raburn (LF)
9. Stephen Strasburg (P)
|1. Jose Peraza (2B)
2. Zack Cozart (SS)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Adam Duvall (LF)
5. Scooter Gennett (RF)
6. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
7. Scott Schebler (CF)
8. Tucker Barnhart (C)
9. Scott Feldman (P)
Bryan Price has the player with the lowest on-base percentage in the lineup by far, who also has the lowest BB% in the MLB, batting leadoff. Bold move.
Jose Peraza has the lowest BB% (1.4%) of any MLB player since Shano Collins back in 1922 (among players who qualify for the batting title). https://t.co/hYXkRXhH8v
— ɴɪᴄᴋ ᴋɪʀʙy (@Nicholaspkirby) July 17, 2017
News and Notes
I'm guessing this will put to bed the notion of that Raisel Iglesias trade that wasn't going to happen. https://t.co/w4z13zBvRm
— Zach Buchanan (@ZachENQ) July 16, 2017
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 16, 2017
— Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) July 17, 2017
#Rays designate RHP Jumbo Diaz for assignment; select contract of RHP Andrew Kittredge from Triple-A Durham.
— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) July 16, 2017
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 17, 2017
Just please don’t be swept in a four-game series at home to Dusty Baker. Please, Reds.