|CINCINNATI ( ROMANO )|
MILWAUKEE ( GARZA )
|957||CINCINNATI||+140||Ov 10.5,-115||-105||Ov 10,-110|
|958||MILWAUKEE||-150||Un 10.5,-105||-105||Un 10,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||42-46||+2.9||48-37||5.0||0.258||0.328||0.434||0.762||5.4||0.266||0.337||0.449||0.786|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.1||7-0||7.4||0.273||0.382||0.534||0.916||6.4||0.307||0.374||0.531||0.905|
|vs Right-handed Starters||47-47||+4.7||40-48||4.4||0.250||0.317||0.426||0.742||4.3||0.252||0.322||0.406||0.728|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-6.7||3-3||3.9||0.269||0.328||0.426||0.754||6.4||0.283||0.379||0.454||0.833|
|7/30/2017||CASTILLO(R)||@ MIAMI||STRAILY(R)||6-4||W||-115||8.5 un||O||9||12||0||5||2||1|
|8/1/2017||BAILEY(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||TAILLON(R)||9-1||W||155||9 un||O||14||10||0||7||7||1|
|8/2/2017||STEPHENSON(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||WILLIAMS(R)||5-2||W||150||9 ov||U||10||9||0||5||7||0|
|8/3/2017||ROMANO(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||KUHL(R)||0-6||L||150||9 ov||U||4||7||1||13||7||0|
|8/4/2017||WOJCIECHOWSKI(R)||ST LOUIS||LEAKE(R)||3-2||W||-115||9.5 ev||U||9||4||0||9||10||0|
|8/5/2017||CASTILLO(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||1-4||L||-140||8.5 ov||U||5||7||0||4||7||0|
|8/6/2017||BAILEY(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||4-13||L||-120||9 ov||O||8||7||0||16||7||0|
|8/7/2017||ADLEMAN(R)||SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)||11-3||W||-125||9.5 un||O||8||2||0||8||6||0|
|8/8/2017||ROMANO(R)||SAN DIEGO||PERDOMO(R)||3-7||L||-135||9 ov||O||9||8||0||11||7||0|
|8/9/2017||WOJCIECHOWSKI(R)||SAN DIEGO||WOOD(L)||8-3||W||-150||9 ev||O||11||8||0||7||4||1|
|8/10/2017||CASTILLO(R)||SAN DIEGO||LAMET(R)||10-3||W||-140||8.5 ov||O||8||6||0||8||8||0|
|8/11/2017||BAILEY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||NELSON(R)||11-10||W||165||8.5 ov||O||15||11||0||16||12||2|
|8/12/2017||FELDMAN(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||SUTER(L)||5-6||L||140||9 ov||O||6||6||0||12||12||0|
|8/13/2017||ROMANO(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GARZA(R)|| |
|8/14/2017||WOJCIECHOWSKI(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|8/15/2017||CASTILLO(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)|| |
|8/16/2017||BAILEY(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||LACKEY(R)|| |
|8/17/2017||FELDMAN(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||LESTER(L)|| |
|8/18/2017||ROMANO(R)||@ ATLANTA||DICKEY(R)|| |
|8/19/2017||WOJCIECHOWSKI(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)|| |
|8/20/2017|| ||@ ATLANTA|| || |
|7/30/2017||DAVIES(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||LACKEY(R)||2-4||L||-110||9.5 ov||U||6||6||0||9||6||0|
|8/1/2017||NELSON(R)||ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||3-2||W||+100||8.5 ev||U||5||8||0||7||6||0|
|8/2/2017||SUTER(L)||ST LOUIS||WEAVER(R)||4-5||L||-115||9 un||P||8||7||0||10||8||1|
|8/3/2017||GARZA(R)||ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||2-1||W||+120||9 un||U||9||9||0||6||7||0|
|8/4/2017||WOODRUFF(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||FARIA(R)||2-0||W||140||9 ov||U||5||4||1||9||11||0|
|8/5/2017||DAVIES(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)||3-0||W||140||9 un||U||7||7||3||4||7||0|
|8/6/2017||NELSON(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||1-2||L||160||7.5 un||U||6||7||0||7||6||1|
|8/7/2017||SUTER(L)||@ MINNESOTA||SANTANA(R)||4-5||L||105||9 ov||P||8||6||0||8||11||3|
|8/8/2017||GARZA(R)||@ MINNESOTA||MEJIA(L)||4-11||L||125||10 ov||O||13||9||1||14||5||1|
|8/18/2017||NELSON(R)||@ COLORADO||MARQUEZ(R)|| |
|8/19/2017||SUTER(L)||@ COLORADO||BETTIS(R)|| |
|8/20/2017|| ||@ COLORADO|| || |
|CINCINNATI: 2016: 68-94, fifth place
Manager: Bryan Price (third season)
Who's new? RHP Scott Feldman, RHP Drew Storen, RHP Lisalverto Bonilla, OF Ryan Raburn, OF Desmond Jennings, IF/OF Arismendy Alcantara
Who's gone? 2B Brandon Phillips, C Ramon Cabrera, RHP Dan Straily, RHP Ross Ohlendorf, RHP Alfredo Simon, LHP John Lamb, RHP Josh Smith
Projected lineup: CF Billy Hamilton (.260, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 58 SB), SS Zack Cozart (.252, 16, 50), 1B Joey Votto (.326, 29, 97), LF Adam Duvall (.241, 33, 103), RF Scott Schebler (.265, 9, 40), 3B Eugenio Suarez (.248, 21, 70), C Devin Mesoraco (.140, 0, 1 in 16 games), 2B Jose Peraza (.324, 3, 25, 21 SB)
Rotation: RH Anthony DeSclafani (9-5, 3.28 ERA), RH Scott Feldman (7-4, 3.97 with Astros and Blue Jays), LH Brandon Finnegan (10-11, 3.98), RH Tim Adleman (4-4, 4.00), RH Robert Stephenson (2-3, 6.08) or Cody Reed (0-7, 7.36) or Amir Garrett (2-5, 3.46 for Triple-A Louisville)
Key relievers: RH Raisel Iglesias (3-2, 2.53, 6/8 SV), RH Drew Storen (3-0, 3.44 with Mariners), RH Michael Lorenzen (2-1, 2.88), LH Tony Cingrani (2-5, 4.14, 17/23 SV), RH Jumbo Diaz (1-1, 3.14), RH Blake Wood (6-5, 3.99)
Hot spot: Rotation. The Reds' rebuilding effort is just beginning to bear fruit on the mound. DeSclafani, 26, made a big leap in his second full season in 2016. Finnegan, 23, will try to do the same this year. If the next wave of pitchers isn't ready for the major leagues, Stephenson, Reed, Garrett, Sal Romano and Rookie Davis would make a mean rotation at Triple-A. Meanwhile, 40-year-old Bronson Arroyo will try to hold down a job like it's 2004.
Outlook: After trading Phillips to the Braves, only Votto and pitcher Homer Bailey remain from the Reds' last season as a contending team. Cincinnati was basically a .500 team (36-37) after the All-Star break last season, so maybe a return to respectability isn't far off. Hamilton and infielder Jose Peraza, electric on the bases and in the field, have breakout potential. There might not be another star on the roster besides Votto, but that's OK for now. With no veterans blocking their best prospects, the Reds can use this season to figure out what their system holds.
|MILWAUKEE: 2016: 73-89, fourth place
Manager: Craig Counsell (third season)
Who's new? 1B Eric Thames, 3B Travis Shaw, C Jett Bandy, RHP Neftali Feliz, RHP Joba Chamberlain, LHP Tommy Milone
Who's gone? 1B Chris Carter, C Martin Maldonado, OF Rymer Liriano, RHP Tyler Thornburg, RHP Blaine Boyer, LHP Chris Capuano
Projected lineup: 2B Jonathan Villar (.285, 19 HR, 63 RBI, 62 SB), SS Orlando Arcia (.219, 4, 17), LF Ryan Braun (.305, 30, 91, 16), 1B Eric Thames (.317, 40, 118, 13 SBs in Korea), RF Domingo Santana (.256, 11, 32), 3B Travis Shaw (.242, 16, 71 with Red Sox), CF Keon Broxton (.242, 9, 19, 23 SB), C Jett Bandy (.234, 8, 25 with Angels)
Rotation: Junior Guerra (9-3, 2.81 ERA), Zach Davies (11-7, 3.97), Matt Garza (4-8, 4.51), Wily Peralta (7-11, 3.86), Jimmy Nelson (8-16, 4.62) or Chase Anderson (9-11, 4.39) or Tommy Milone (3-5, 5.71 with Twins)
Key relievers: RHP Neftali Feliz (4-2, 3.52 with Pirates), RHP Corey Knebel (1-4, 4.68), RHP Carlos Torres (3-3, 2.73), RHP Jhan Marinez (0-1, 3.22), RHP Joba Chamberlain (0-0, 2.25 with Indians), RHP Jacob Barnes (0-1, 2.70), RHP Tyler Cravy (0-1, 2.86)
Hot spot: Fifth starter. Guerra and Davies began last season in the minors, then emerged as pleasant surprises in an otherwise long season. Now the Brewers have seven candidates for five rotation jobs. Nelson, who's led the staff in innings the last two years, might be wary of his two minor league options if he struggles out of the gate.
Outlook: No team was more active on the bases last season than the Brewers, whose 181 steals were the most by any team since 2009. Villar, Broxton and Hernan Perez were the primary thieves, and all return. The front office curiously chose not to bring back Carter after a 41-home run season. His replacement is Thames, who hasn't had a major league at-bat since 2012. Hitter-friendly Miller Park will do no favors to their pedestrian pitching staff, but the Brewers aren't expected to contend for at least another couple seasons. At least their offense will be entertaining in the meantime.
|Brewers trade for Walker, may Reds|
MILWAUKEE -- Neil Walker expects to be in Milwaukee on Sunday when the Brewers wrap up a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park.
He might even be in the starting lineup.
Milwaukee acquired Walker on Saturday evening, sending a player to be named to the Mets in exchange for the 31-year old second baseman, who was batting .264 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI this season, his second in the Big Apple.
The move helps the Brewers tackle two birds with one stone. It adds a bat to bolster a slumping lineup and it gives the team a more reliable option at second base where Jonathan Villar has been mired in a season-long funk, Eric Sogard has cooled off after a red-hot start and the team has a National League-worst .672 OPS.
"We're adding a professional, experienced hitter who we can deploy in our lineup in a number of different places," Brewers general manager David Stearns said. "A switch-hitter who has had a tremendous amount of success against right-handed pitching throughout his career, including this season. We're excited to add Neil to our team."
Walker knows Milwaukee well, having visited many times while spending his first seven big league seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made the playoffs three straight years with Pittsburgh, then again last season with the Mets.
Now, he's joining a team trying to claw its way back into first place during the final weeks of the season.
"It's a tremendously talented team with a lot of young guys and a couple of veteran guys sprinkled in," Walker said of the Brewers. " (Miller Park) is not an easy place to play as a road player when the stands are full. I'm excited to help in any way that I can. Playing in a winning atmosphere in meaningful games in August and September is all you can ask for as a player."
After the Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak Saturday night on a 10th-inning wild pitch, Matt Garza will try to maintain the winning ways when he takes the mound for his 18th start of the season.
Garza is 4-5 with a 4.71 ERA against the Reds, including one start this season when he took no-decision after allowing four runs in four innings in an 11-7 Milwaukee victory.
Cincinnati sends right-hander Sal Romano to the mound for the rubber match, looking to snap a two-start losing streak.
Romano allowed nine combined runs in those two outings spanning 12 innings and struck out five with just two walks.
He took solace in the fact that his changeup improved in his last outing, a 6-0 loss to the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Reds manager Bryan Price has been stressing the pitch's importance to the rookie, who has eight starts under his belt.
"The pitch, at times, he feels lacks a polish that would allow him to throw it against big-league hitters," Price said. "But it will define whether he's a starter or a reliever, I really believe that. If we don't make him throw it, then he'll end up being a relief pitcher."
Romano faced Milwaukee once this season, taking the loss after allowing three runs in three innings on April 16.
|Last Updated: 10/16/2017 8:46:20 PM EST|