Alfredo Simon faces Zack Greinke in duel of eight-game winners
Eight-game winners Alfredo Simon and Zack Greinke face off as the Reds face the Dodgers in the series finale on Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
Dodgers vs Reds
Alfredo Simon 31 | P
8 – 3 ERA 3.15
0 – 1 ERA 9.00 (Career vs LAD)
Simon allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings to beat the Phillies on Saturday. He is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA (6 ER in 6 IP) in three career appearances (one start) against the Dodgers.
Zack Greinke 21 | P
8 – 2 ERA 2.62
5 – 1 ERA 2.73 (Career vs CIN)
Probably should throw out the last start, an 11-hitter over seven innings, because it came at Coors Field, where Greinke deploys a damage-control strategy. All things considered, he’s been the club’s best starter this year.
Johnny Cueto, Hyun-Jin Ryu set to duel in Cincinnati. Hyun-Jin Ryu has been great on the road all season. Johnny Cueto has been great all season. So, if you’re a fan of pitchers’ duels, it’d be a smart decision to turn your attention to Great American Ballpark on Wednesday when the two square off.
Dodgers vs Reds
Johnny Cueto 47 | P
5 – 5 ERA 1.97
1 – 5 ERA 3.19 (Career vs LAD)
Cueto gave up four runs on six hits in five innings, his shortest outing of the season, against the Phillies on Friday. In seven career starts against the Dodgers, he is 1-5 with a 3.19 ERA.
Hyun-Jin Ryu 99 | P
7 – 2 ERA 3.08
2 – 0 ERA 2.51 (Career vs CIN)
The professional in Ryu was on display in his last start, his first ever at Coors Field. That win was his fourth consecutive since coming off the disabled list to freshen his shoulder.
Cincinnati Reds lost another one to the Dodgers tonight, 6-1. It was a little tougher to watch this game then last night’s. There were some sloppy plays in the field and guys were struggling at the plate too. Not to mention some scary moments when Zach Cozart (1-3) got hit in the head by a pitch and Devin Mesoraco (2-4) looked like he pulled something while running to first. Billy Hamilton went 2 for 5. Joey Votto (1-3) is back and hopefully that will get the team hitting again very soon.
Leake nabs Ramirez
LAD@CIN: Leake picks off Ramirez at first
Ethier’s RBI double
LAD@CIN: Ethier lines an RBI double to left
Ball knocks Gordon’s helmet off
LAD@CIN: Gordon knocks his helmet off with a foul
Dodgers’ broadcasters on Welch
LAD@CIN: Dodgers broadcasters discuss Welch’s life
Beckett’s tricky single
LAD@CIN: Beckett fakes a bunt then singles to left
Gordon’s RBI double
LAD@CIN: Gordon slashes an RBI double to left
Ramirez’s two-run single
LAD@CIN: Ramirez grounds a two-run single to right
Cozart gets hit in the helmet
LAD@CIN: Cozart takes a pitch off the helmet
Dodgers win challenge in 6th
LAD@CIN: Dodgers win challenge on force play in 6th
Turner’s RBI single
LAD@CIN: Turner lifts an RBI single to shallow right
Adrian’s RBI double
LAD@CIN: Adrian plates a run with his second double
Cozart’s RBI single
LAD@CIN: Cozart lines an RBI single to left
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Tony Cingrani gets the call as Reds host Dan Haren, Dodgers.
Tony Cingrani will try to help keep the Reds rolling as they welcome Dan Haren and the Dodgers to Great American Ball Park on Monday night in the first of a four-game set.
Cingrani gave up three runs on six hits while walking three (one intentional) and striking out seven in a loss to the Giants on Wednesday. In his only career start against the Dodgers, he tossed seven shutout innings and struck out 11 last July 28.
Dodgers vs Reds
Tony Cingrani 52 | P
2 – 6 ERA 4.09
Dan Haren 14 | P
5 – 4 ERA 3.50
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 9, 2014