Friday, May 17, 2013

Series Preview- Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds (25-16) @ Philadelphia Phillies (19-22)

Pitching Match-Ups:
Friday, 7:05 - Tony Cingrani vs. Cliff Lee
Saturday, 4:05 - Bronson Arroyo vs. Respect the KK
Sunday, 1:35 - Homer Bailey vs. Petite Bone

Red Stockings Bats:
R - 195 (6th)
AVG - .251 (17th)
OPS - .728 (11th)

Joey Votto/1B (.456 OBP) and Shin-Soo Choo/CF (.468 OPS) are on base nearly half the time.  Then comes Brandon Phillips/2B (36 RBI) in the lineup knocking them in with regularity.  Not to be forgotten, Jay Bruce/RF has 14 doubles and Todd Frazier/3B has 6 HR and 25 RBI.  There are some holes in this lineup C, SS, and LF, but the others are more than capable of swinging the game in favor of the Reds.

Red Stockings Arms:
ERA - 3.43 (4th)
WHIP - 1.19 (1st)

Tonight's starting pitcher, rookie southpaw, Cingrani, is striking out 11.89 batters per 9 innings to go along with a 2.89 ERA/0.96 WHIP.  Tomorrow's starter, Arroyo, continues to churn out quality outings (3.76 ERA/1.14 WHIP).  The Phils don't get a break on Sunday either with Bailey's 3.51 ERA/1.15 WHIP.  Their rotation has been great, and that's with staff ace Johnny Cueto on the DL.  Also, once the ball has been handed over to the bullpen, a trio of talent is there to hold the fort down (Aroldis Chapman, Sam Lecure, and Sean Marshall).

The Reds are good at both scoring runs and preventing them.  The Phillies are bad at both scoring runs and preventing them.  Therefore, Cincinnati takes 2 outta 3.


Anonymous said...

Lol.. Valdes out. Rosenberg up. Didn't this guy prove to be a failure already. His IronPigs WHIP is 1.513.

I can seriously not wait for the organizational shakeup that will follow this season.

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Ben said...

Any coach left over from last year (Manuel, Dubee, Samuel, am I missing anyone?) is SO gone this fall. RAJ is probably staying, though, so the franchise will continue to atrophy.

I still feel, deep down, there is no chance Utley is traded, and he is re-signed. Rollins and M.Young will be traded at the deadline, I don't think Lee will be though. Chooch and obviously Halladay will finish the season here but will not be offered a contract for 2014.

If I'm right, the good news is next year, other than Lee, Howard, and Utley, the Phillies will finally be a young team again. The bad news is there are a lot of questionmarks and probably a lot of losses (Are Ache, Joseph, Biddle, and others legit major league players? Can Brown continue to build? etc.).

Beer-a-Thon said...

Dark days await the Phils.

I agree that if they fall out of contention, which will likely happen, that Rollins, Chooch, Young (both of them), and Lee are prime trade candidates. I think Utley is staying put, as Amaro will make a qualifying offer to him at the end of the season, to at least assure a high draft pick should he sign elsewhere (but given the lack of talent at 2nd in the Majors, I see an extension being signed.

BTW- Rosenberg isn't the answer. Hell, he shouldn't have even been available on a multiple choice question.

Bob D said...

Surprised it was Rosenberg, but hey its an improvement.

Durbin should have been cut first

This rookie tonight, I predict 6 innings and only 1 Philly hit

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Anonymous said...

I like the Lineup and Platoon in CF in Cincy.

Hamels is the Issue now.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Hamels is a great pitcher that will figure it out soon or it will be divulged that he is hurt. He's too good to pitch this poorly when healthy.

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