The Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds will play at Great American Ballpark for game two of their NL Central series.
The Cincinnati Reds (37-43) will continue their 9-game homestand leading up to the all-star break with the first of four games against the Milwaukee Brewers (44-39) tonight at 7:10 PM. The Brewers are currently tied with the Cubs for both the NL Central lead and the first wild-card spot. The Reds are 5.5 games behind them.
The Reds scored three runs in the first inning, and it was more that enough for Sonny Gray and the Reds bullpen. Gray pitched six shutout innings, striking out a season high nine batters. The Reds bullpen did their job like they have done all season and held on to a 3-0 victory.
The Reds were hoping to finish off a winning week against the two best teams in the National League, but they had to settle for a 3-3 homestand. The Reds batters could not figure out Hyun-Jin Ryu, as he lowered his ERA to 1.52 after seven shutout innings against the Reds. Tanner Roark gave the Reds five solid innings, but the Reds bullpen had a rare poor performance, allowing six earned runs over four innings.
The Cincinnati Reds (18-22) will go for a road series sweep of the San Francisco Giants (16-23) today at 4:05 PM. The Reds are now 32-21 against the Giants since 2013. The Reds haven't had a road sweep since May 2018.
Votto and Puig both got the Reds off to a big start in the first inning. Anthony DeSclafani could not hold the early lead and struggled through four innings. Eugenio Suarez hit a game tying home run in the fifth inning, and Derek Dietrich had a bloop RBI single in the seventh inning to give the Reds the lead for good.
The Cincinnati Reds (17-22) are coming off consecutive shutout wins in the Bay Area. The Reds will look to keep it going tonight at 9:05 PM against the San Francisco Giants (16-22).
Luis Castillo did not have his best command on Friday night, but he gave the Reds another dominating outing as he held the Giants scoreless for six innings. The Reds bats continued their recent surge of late, minus the no-hitter on Tuesday. Nick Senzel and Yasiel Puig lead the Reds with two hits and two runs batted in each. Road wins have been difficult for the Reds this season, but they have now won back-to-back road games and improved to 8-14 on the road.
The Cincinnati Reds (16-22) will continue their Bay Area road trip against the San Francisco Giants (16-21) tonight at 10:15 PM. The Reds and Giants just split a wild four-game series last weekend, and will play their final games of 2019 against each other this weekend.
The Cincinnati Reds (15-22) will try to avoid being swept by Oakland A's (17-21) today at 3:37 PM. The Reds have scored runs in just 1 of the 22 innings so far in this series. The Reds now find themselves 7.5 games out of first place in the division.
The Cincinnati Reds (15-20) will begin the first of six games in the Bay Area tonight at 10:07 PM against the Oakland Athletics (15-21).The Reds will make their first trip to Oakland since 2013. The Reds enter play today 6.0 games back in the division and 5.0 out of the second wild-card spot.