The Reds (55-79) may get swept by the Brewers. That sentence isn’t as surprising as it was a couple of months ago because the Reds have now proven they are definitively worse than the Brewers, but still, it hurts to realize you’re in the cellar. As for #DraftWatch, the Reds and Marlins are now tied at 3.0 games above the Phillies and 2.0 above the Braves, but the Reds sit below the Marlins at .410 because they have played two less games. The Rockies currently sit a half game above the Reds.
All stats are 2015 actuals:
After his nearly three-week long vacation in Louisville, Michael Lorenzen returned to the Reds last week only to get hammered by the Cubs. Lorenzen seemed to have things figured out down on the farm–he was 2-1 with a 1.13 ERA–but none of it translated to the Major League setting as he was run after 4.2 innings, giving up five runs on six hits with five strikeouts in the process. Lorenzen hasn’t had a decent start since July 7 against the Marlins, and even that outing was marred by four walks allowed.
Jimmy Nelson has had an up and down year for the Brewers, and nowhere is that reflected better than in his three starts against the Reds. In his first, Nelson threw an 8.0 innings gem, allowing one run on three hits. His very next time out was also against the Reds, but in that one, he was chased after 2.1 innings having already surrendered seven runs. Finally in August, Nelson took the win in a game where he lasted 5.2 innings and yielded three runs. Currently, Nelson is coming off of a nice 7.0 inning, one-run start, but had an eight walk disaster start before that so who knows where his head is at.
Ramon Cabrera gets his first Major League start in today’s Reds’ lineup:
The Brewers’ lineup:
- Scooter Gennett 2B
- Jonathan Lucroy C
- Ryan Braun RF
- Adam Lind 1B
- Khris Davis LF
- Shane Peterson CF
- Jean Segura SS
- Elian Herrera 3B
- Jimmy Nelson P
RANDOM REDS NOTES
In 5 PA with the Reds, Adam Duvall has as many HR as Skip Schumaker has had in 189 games with the Reds.
— Ã‰Â´Ã‰ÂªÃ¡Â´â€žÃ¡Â´â€¹ Ã¡Â´â€¹Ã‰ÂªÃŠâ‚¬ÃŠâ„¢y (@Nicholaspkirby) September 6, 2015
Updated weather delay totals: 29 hours, 18 minutes covering 22 delays (23:19 in 16 delays at GABP).
— Reds Media Relations (@RedsPR) September 6, 2015
The Wahoos fall with Hamilton on deck. Finished first game of rehab assignment 1-3 (single) with a run, walk.
FINAL: MOB 6 PNS 3
— Kourage Kundahl (@kouragekundahl) September 6, 2015
Bryan Price said #Reds still mulling Wednesday starter. Could be Sampson on short rest b/c threw just 3 innings. Finnegan others considered
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) September 6, 2015
Losing isn’t fun. It’s worse when it doesn’t seem like you’re playing for anything. Maybe if some young guys were getting playing time, the next month would be bearable. But the fans don’t want to see that. They pay to see the experienced regulars. If only we had Bartolo Colon.
— Jay Jaffe (@jay_jaffe) September 6, 2015