Well, sometimes you win, and sometimes you’re blanked by a soft-tossing lefty in his Major League debut. It’s baseball, it happens. Regardless, the Reds (31-36) look to take the series from the Marlins on this beautiful (albeit a bit rainy) Father’s Day afternoon. Baseball is by far the most father-y of sports, so if you’re still looking for a way to hang out with or honor your dad, why not go on down to a Reds game?
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— Redleg Nation (@redlegnation) June 21, 2015
All stats are 2015 actuals:
Michael Lorenzen rebounded his last time out after a disastrous start against the Cubs. In Detroit, Lorenzen went 6.0 innings allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks. It’s the walks that have been Lorenzen’s downfall this season, and in his past five starts, he has walked at least three batters a game. Over those 29.2 innings, Lorenzen has walked 18 batters for 5.46 BB/9. Comparatively, Lorenzen has only given up 20 hits in that same time span.
David Phelps came to the Marlins this offseason in a five-player trade with the Yankees that showcased Nathan Eovaldi going North with two others and Phelps and Martin Prado flying south. In his last start, Phelps squared off against Eovaldi in New York and took the win after 7.0 innings of two run ball. Save one 3.0 inning, nine run outing, Phelps has been a solid addition to this Marlins’ staff, only failing to last 6.0 innings three times in 12 starts.
Bryan Price is going with the same Reds‘ lineup as yesterday, hoping it clicks this time around:
ONE FOR THE DADS
Thanks for teaching us to love this game.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads in Reds Country! pic.twitter.com/UWbVf2NEtt
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day dad. Love you and thank you for everything you do and have done.
— JJ Hoover (@JJ_Hoover) June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!! My dad is very special to me…taught me how to be a man and how to take responsibility!!
— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) June 21, 2015
ESPN is running a great slate of articles today about baseball players and their dads, check them out here:
A Q&A with Clayton Kershaw
Pictures of baseball dads with their children
A tribute to father and his passion for baseball
THE GREAT STEAL OF 2015
Yesterday, the Braves traded Phil Gosselin to the Diamondbacks for former Red Bronson Arroyo and Touki Toussiant, the Dbacks 2014 first round pick. Basically, the trade boils down to the Dbacks dumping Arroyo’s $9.5 million salary, and the Braves seizing an opportunity to pick up a really good pitching prospect. Arroyo is currently coming back from Tommy John surgery and to his credit, handled the trade like an absolute professional.
More on Toussaint: Was #DBacksÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 1st-round pick, 16th overall, in 2014. Turned 19 today. Had been one of youngest players in Midwest League.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 21, 2015
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 21, 2015
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The Dbacks-Braves trade gives me hope that maybe, just maybe, the Reds can get a decent return for Cueto and Leake. Now, the Toussaint deal was made with a specific goal in mind that the Reds don’t share, but it could possibly be a sellers’ market…Mad Max Scherzer might actually be superhuman if we’re going off of his last two starts. 1-hit in the past 18.0 innings, whew…Also, Vandy plays UVa in a rematch of last year’s championship in the CWS starting Monday.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
VOTE SUPER TODD