Friday, May 16, 2014

Let's Get It On- Reds Series Preview

Cincinnati Reds (18-21) @ Philadelphia Phillies (17-21)


Pitching Match-Ups:
Friday, 7:05 - Alfredo Simon vs. KK
Saturday, 7:05 - Homer Bailey vs. Cole Hamels
Sunday, 1:35 - Mike Leake vs. Cliff Lee

One of the 3 Primary Colors Bats:
R - 143 (28th)
AVG - .245 (23rd)
OPS - .698 (20th)

A vastly disappointing group.  The Reds have become accostumed to being near the top of the league in runs scored, but outside of Joey Votto/1B (.257/.859) and Todd Frazier/3B (.273/.850), the bats have fallen silent.  Wouldn't be surprised to see a few of them (Brandon Phillips, Billy Hamilton,
and/or Ryan Ludwick) light up the scoreboard this weekend against the Phils pitching though.

One of the 3 Primary Colors Arms:
ERA - 3.40 (8th)
WHIP - 1.20 (6th)

Johnny Cueto pitched last night, so that's good for the Phils.  However,  Simon (2.89/1.08) and Leak (3.09/0.99) have been solid. Relievers Jonathan Broxton and Sam LeCure have dominated and Aroldis Chapman is back from the DL.

Prediction:
Neither KK or Hamels have a win to their name yet this season, and I foresee that trend continuing.  Phillies stink.  True story.  Reds take at least 2 outta 3.

6 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Joey Votto won't be making the trip to Philly. Good news for the Phils.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Poor KK. Dude might never win again. Hopefully he gets traded to a contender come July.

Oh yeah, Phillies suck!

GM-Carson said...

Phillies haven't scored in 20straight innings and were shutout for the sixth time this season.

C.M.R. said...

awful lotta empty blue seats tonight

Morak99 said...

I was on the phone with my Dad today and he said he was "watching the Phillies loose." I told him the last word was extraneous and not to waste his breath.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Why would fans want to go to the games unless they got free tickets? Tickets, parking, concessions are all ridiculously priced and the team sucks!