Saturday’s loss to the Rangers dropped the Reds to 30-38, the most number of games they have been under .500 for the season. The previous low water mark was seven below .500 at 1-8. Since then, they are 29-30.
The Reds try to avoid the sweep today in the 1:10 p.m. Eastern time series finale at Great American Ball Park.
Righthander Jurado is making his sixth start in 15 overall appearances. Originally signed by Texas in 2013, he completed his five-year developmental cycle in the Rangers farm system in 2018 when he was promoted to the big-league club. Gray has been solid in his first year with the Reds, but has been victimized by lack of run support by the offense.
All members of the bullpen should be available today. Amir Garrett and Michael Lorenzen pitched an inning apiece Saturday. Robert Stephenson is back from his rehab assignment at Louisville.
The #Reds have reinstated from the 10-day injured list RHP Robert Stephenson. IF José Iglesias has been placed on the 3-day paternity list. (Congrats and Happy #FathersDay, @JoseIglesias_SS!) pic.twitter.com/rAPZ6lSHTq
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 16, 2019
|CF Delino DeShields||CF Jesse Winker|
|LF Shin-Soo Choo||1B Joey Votto|
|RF Hunter Pence||3B Eugenio Suarez|
|2B Rougned Odor||2B Derek Dietrich|
|3B Logan Forsythe||RF Yasiel Puig|
|SS Danny Santana||LF Josh Van Meter|
|1B Ronald Guzman||SS Jose Peraza|
|C Tim Federowicz||C Tucker Barnhart|
|P Ariel Jurado||P Sonny Gray|
Additional insights into the statistical history of the players in today’s game is available all season long at BaseballSavant.com.
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