After yesterday’s hit parade the Padres look to sweep the Cincinnati Reds. The Padres are 4-1 against the Reds this season. That one loss came against Johnny Cueto (8-5, 1.88 ERA). Cueto has been pitching lights out this season. The Padres’ offense will need to be running on all cylinders in order to be able to score runs against Cueto. Through 17 starts totaling 124.1 innings, Cueto has only allowed 26 earned runs throughout the season. In Cueto’s last start against the Padres, he pitched a complete game shutout allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8. Padre hitters will need to attack early in the count if they want to have success.
The Padres will send Tyson Ross (6-8, 3.18 ERA) to the mound to secure the series sweep. Ross fared well in his last start against the Reds. In May, Ross pitched 7 innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 5 walks while striking out 8. Today’s game should be a pitcher’s duel. The game may come down to which pitcher makes the fewest mistakes.
First pitch is at 3:40 pm ET.
– Yesterday’s win secured the second series win against the Reds this season. This is the first time the Padres have won both series against the Reds since 2010.
– Huston Street is a perfect 22-for-22 on save opportunities this season. Street’s exceptional season has made him one of the top trade prospects.
– The Padres are still deciding on whether to send SS Everth Cabrera to the disabled list after suffer a strained left hamstring on Monday.
– Andrew Cashner has been cleared to begin playing catch, which he will do today.
Keep the Faith