The Cincinnati Reds had a great chance last night to take the series but ounce again the offense did no helping to that cause by only scoring one run and while Bronson Arroyo was on his game with throwing zeros for the first 5 innings, but in the 6th inning he allowed a two run homerun to Matt Holiday that delivered the blow to the Reds given the fact the offense was silent throughout the night in a 2-1 loss last night.
The Reds will turn to Homer Bailey this afternoon in hope of delivering the series win, but for Bailey he hasn’t fare well in his career against the Cardinals posting a 5.52 ERA in his career and in St Louis his ERA is much worse with a 6.93 ERA in six starts there. In the most recent start vs the Cardinals he went 5 innings allowing seven runs on 9 hits in a 10-1 defeat on April 10th on the rubber match of the series let’s hope that don’t happen today.
He will be oppose by Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn who is off to a great start posting a 4-0 record. This game is significant for the Reds because they have not won a series in St Louis since 2011 and are 3-25-2 in series’ there since 2002. Im pretty sure that’s has to end today.
First pitch from Busch Stadium today is at 1:45pm, these teams won’t play each other in St Louis until the end of August they will have 13 games remaining against each other 10 of them will be in Cincinnati. The Reds will have a day off tomorrow and then will start a 3 game series in Chicago Friday to take on the Cubbies to end the road trip before heading back to the queen city to host the Braves starting Monday.