|COLORADO ( SENZATELA )|
CINCINNATI ( ADLEMAN )
|907||COLORADO||-110||Ov 9.5,-105||+110||Ov 9.5,-105|
|908||CINCINNATI||+100||Un 9.5,-115||-120||Un 9.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||17-11||+5.8||13-14||5.0||0.262||0.320||0.426||0.746||4.8||0.243||0.315||0.408||0.724|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.5||3-4||5.0||0.268||0.324||0.407||0.731||4.0||0.256||0.338||0.440||0.779|
|vs Right-handed Starters||16-16||+3.6||19-11||4.9||0.265||0.327||0.442||0.769||4.9||0.235||0.317||0.402||0.720|
|Past 7 Games||0-7||-7||5-2||3.9||0.256||0.310||0.399||0.709||7.3||0.281||0.364||0.494||0.858|
|5/9/2017||SENZATELA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||10-4||W||+135||10.5 ov||O||15||7||0||8||8||1|
|5/9/2017||FREELAND(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||LACKEY(R)||1-8||L||+125||10.5 ev||U||6||9||2||8||6||1|
|5/10/2017||MARQUEZ(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||3-0||W||+115||10 un||U||6||5||0||3||4||1|
|5/11/2017||HOFFMAN(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||10-7||W||-110||10.5 un||O||12||10||0||14||9||1|
|5/12/2017||CHATWOOD(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||2-6||L||+170||10 ev||U||7||4||0||9||4||1|
|5/13/2017||ANDERSON(L)||LA DODGERS||WOOD(L)||0-4||L||+115||10.5 un||U||7||7||0||7||6||0|
|5/14/2017||SENZATELA(R)||LA DODGERS||URIAS(L)||9-6||W||+125||11.5 ov||O||13||3||0||12||11||1|
|5/16/2017||FREELAND(L)||@ MINNESOTA||HUGHES(R)||7-3||W||105||9.5 un||O||10||4||0||6||7||1|
|5/18/2017||MARQUEZ(R)||@ MINNESOTA||SANTANA(R)||5-1||W||120||8 ov||U||6||3||0||8||9||1|
|5/18/2017||CHATWOOD(R)||@ MINNESOTA||BERRIOS(R)||0-2||L||115||8.5 un||U||3||5||0||8||11||0|
|5/19/2017||ANDERSON(L)||@ CINCINNATI||BONILLA(R)||12-6||W||-105||9 un||O||16||11||1||10||6||0|
|5/20/2017||SENZATELA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||ADLEMAN(R)|| |
|5/21/2017||FREELAND(L)||@ CINCINNATI||ARROYO(R)|| |
|5/22/2017||HOFFMAN(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EFLIN(R)|| |
|5/23/2017||MARQUEZ(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EICKHOFF(R)|| |
|5/24/2017||CHATWOOD(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HELLICKSON(R)|| |
|5/25/2017||ANDERSON(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||VELASQUEZ(R)|| |
|5/26/2017||SENZATELA(R)||ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)|| |
|5/27/2017|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|5/6/2017||GARRETT(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BLACH(L)||14-2||W||-130||9 ov||O||18||8||1||5||7||1|
|5/7/2017||FELDMAN(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CUETO(R)||4-0||W||+100||8.5 ov||U||7||5||0||4||5||1|
|5/8/2017||DAVIS(R)||NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)||4-10||L||+130||8.5 ov||O||11||6||1||13||11||2|
|5/9/2017||ADLEMAN(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||5-3||W||+100||9 un||U||8||8||0||7||8||1|
|5/11/2017||ARROYO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BLACH(L)||3-2||W||105||8 ov||U||7||5||0||11||9||0|
|5/12/2017||FELDMAN(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CUETO(R)||2-3||L||140||7 ev||U||11||16||0||12||6||0|
|5/13/2017||BONILLA(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||MOORE(L)||1-3||L||110||8.5 ev||U||8||11||0||6||4||1|
|5/14/2017||ADLEMAN(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||SAMARDZIJA(R)||3-8||L||130||8 ev||O||11||6||2||9||7||0|
|5/16/2017||ARROYO(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||LACKEY(R)||5-9||L||170||12 un||O||10||8||0||13||7||1|
|5/17/2017||FELDMAN(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||5-7||L||155||11.5 un||O||9||7||1||6||6||0|
|5/18/2017||GARRETT(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||LESTER(L)||5-9||L||190||10.5 ov||O||11||10||2||9||8||2|
|5/24/2017||BONILLA(R)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)|| |
|5/25/2017||ADLEMAN(R)||@ CLEVELAND||CLEVINGER(R)|| |
|5/26/2017||ARROYO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||NOLA(R)|| |
|5/27/2017|| ||@ PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|COLORADO: 2016: 75-87, third place
Manager: Bud Black (first season)
Who's new? 1B Ian Desmond, IF Alexi Amarista, RHP Greg Holland, LHP Mike Dunn
Who's gone? Manager Walt Weiss, LHP Jorge De La Rosa, RHP Eddie Butler, LHP Boone Logan, C Nick Hundley, IF Daniel Descalso, OF Ryan Raburn
Projected lineup: CF Charlie Blackmon (.324, 29 HR, 82 RBI, 17 SB), 2B D.J. LeMahieu (.348, 11, 66, 11), 3B Nolan Arenado (.294, 41, 133), RF Carlos Gonzalez (.298, 25, 100), 1B Mark Reynolds (.282, 14, 53), LF David Dahl (.315, 7, 24) or Gerardo Parra (.253, 7, 39), SS Trevor Story (.272, 27, 72), C Tony Wolters (.259, 3, 30)
Rotation: RH Jon Gray (10-10, 4.61 ERA), RH Tyler Chatwood (12-9, 3.87), LH Tyler Anderson (5-6, 3.54), LH Kyle Freeland (6-3, 3.91 at Triple-A), RH German Marquez (1-1, 5.23)
Key relievers: Greg Holland (did not pitch in 2016), Adam Ottavino (1-3, 2.67, 7/12 SV), Mike Dunn (6-1, 3.40, 4/8 SV with Marlins), Jake McGee (2-3, 4.73, 15/19 SV), Jordan Lyles (4-5, 5.83), Chad Qualls (2-0, 5.23), Chris Rusin (3-5, 3.74), Carlos Estevez (3-7, 5.24, 11/18 SV)
Hot spots: Catcher and closer. Wolters was 23 years old and hadn't played a game above Double-A last year when the Rockies claimed him off waivers from Cleveland. Now he's the most experienced catcher on the Rockies' 40-man roster, having played 71 major league games. A pitch-framing specialist with rare agility behind the plate, Wolters must coax pitchers through Coors Field and its occasional malefactions. While Colorado's rotation is the best it's looked in years, the ninth inning could be an adventure. Seven pitchers recorded a save for the Rockies in 2016. Now, a man who hasn't thrown a competitive pitch since 2015 might be their best option. Holland, 31, saved 125 games for the Royals from 2013-15 before elbow surgery paused his career. Ottavino will close if Holland can't.
Outlook: The Rockies probably won't catch the Dodgers or Giants this season, but a .500 record or better would be a big boost for their rebuilding movement. Black skippered the Padres from 2007-15, then spent last year in the Angels' front office. His first task: keeping morale steady after a spate of injuries and illness struck the clubhouse. The Rockies' biggest offseason acquisition was veteran Desmond, but he'll miss the beginning of the season with a fractured hand. Pitcher Chad Bettis, who led the Rockies with 32 starts last year, is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for testicular cancer. Backup catcher Tom Murphy (hairline fracture in forearm) and outfielder Dahl (ribs) could also start the season on the DL. If they can get past these early hurdles, the Rockies will be competitive at worst and dangerous at best.
|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.
|Reds will try to end skid, cool off Rockies|
CINCINNATI -- Right-hander Tim Adleman left his last start after one inning with neck tightness. The last thing the Cincinnati Reds needed was another injury to a starting pitcher.
But Adleman is back throwing with no issues, and on Saturday he is expected to take the mound in the second game of the series against the first-place Colorado Rockies at Great American Ball Park.
"He threw on the side the other day and he was fine," Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday. "He's still getting treatment, which is (always) a good idea."
The Reds also might have catcher Devin Mesoraco back in the lineup. Mesoraco hasn't played since Sunday because of a sore left hamstring.
Cincinnati (19-22), which has lost seven straight games, already has projected starters Homer Bailey, Anthony DeSclafani and Brandon Finnegan on the disabled list, causing Price to shuffle myriad young arms in and out of the rotation.
"We've had a lot of rookies," Price said. "Some have swum and some have sunk to the bottom. It's been a challenge, but it's what we signed up for. We're not using it as an excuse."
Colorado (27-16), meanwhile, is off to its best start in franchise history through 43 games and owns the second-best record in baseball. A key to the Rockies' success this season is how well they've played on the road with a 14-6 mark.
Manager Bud Black said it's just the mark of a good team.
"You have to have good players and good talent," Black said. "Some guys get up for that, going into someone else's stadium and playing well. It's about consistent play and taking their game on the road. There's nothing secretive about it. This year, we're just playing well all-around. It starts with pitching."
Despite the absence of slugging shortstop Trevor Story, the Rockies' offense hasn't missed a beat. On Friday night, a three-run homer by Alexi Amarista and a two-run shot by Nolan Arenado sparked a 12-6 win in the series opener. It's the first time the Reds have lost at least seven straight games since an 11-game skid in May 2016.
On Saturday, the Rockies will send right-hander Antonio Senzatela (6-1, 3.31 ERA) to the mound. He ranks second in the National League in wins and 10th in ERA. In his last start, Senzatela allowed four runs, seven hits and a season-high two home runs in five innings of a 9-6 Rockies win.
Like many Rockies' players, Senzatela has performed well on the road this season, going 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA. Senzatela was the NL rookie of the month in April after going 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA in five starts.
Adleman allowed three earned runs, three hits and two walks in an inning before leaving the 8-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. On Saturday, Adleman will make his sixth straight start but the first of his career against Colorado.
Cincinnati has won five of the past seven meetings with Colorado, although a two-game winning streak against the Rockies was abruptly halted in Friday's loss.
|Last Updated: 9/24/2017 9:19:11 AM EST|