The Cincinnati Reds complete their all Chicago week today with a matinee versus the White Sox. Sonny Gray and Dallas Keuchel are the starters.
Cincinnati Reds players and fans hope the team will get back on the winning track in the first game of a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park, beginning at 9:45 p.m. Eastern time. The six-game winning streak came to a rather harsh end over the weekend, with the Reds losing the final two games in Phoenix by a combined score of 15-3. Cincinnati in recent years has not done well on the West Coast, and a quick rebound would be a very positive step for a team whose collective identity is still being determined.
It was another day with impressive hitting in run-producing situations and for power, as the Cincinnati Reds won their fourth in a row and fourth out of five games out of the gate with a 14-1 win over Pittsburgh. Some in Redleg Nation and beyond will cite small sample size before being willing to consider that this might be the start of something big. I will certainly admit that it's too early to say anything other than maybe all of last year's bad BABIP luck is reversing itself in less than a week's time. It's also very fair to suggest that for at least the past two days, they have been playing against essentially a Class AAAA team.
Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish face off when the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs play each other in the second game of a three game series.
An important three-game sweep of a divisional foe is within the Cincinnati Reds’ grasp today. Having taken the first two games of the weekend series at Milwaukee, the Reds can get back to the .500 mark with a win today over the Brewers.