Cincinnati Reds

5th NL Central | 39-60
  • Batting Avg
    .242 AVG
  • Runs
    428 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    5.28 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    168 HR
  • What’s on Tap: Previewing Monday’s action

    What’s on Tap: Previewing Monday’s action

    Tigers starter Justin Verlander got off to a bumpy start, finishing his sixth start of the season with a 6.49 ERA. His velocity wasn’t quite where it used to be and the 33-year-old seemed to be on the decline. Some had already lost faith after a subpar 2014, so his slow start to 2016 wasn’t converting anyone. Since throwing seven shutout innings against the Rangers on May 8, however, Verlander has been one of the best starters in baseball. Over his last 14 starts, Verlander has a 2.76 ERA with a 106/24 K/BB ratio in 97 2/3 innings. He’s tacked on nearly 2 MPH to his average fastball velocity compared to April, going from below 93 MPH to nearly 95 MPH. Verlander’s overall strikeout rate of 26


    Next up for Giants: Cincinnati Reds

    GIANTS VS. CINCINNATI Monday: RHP Jake Peavy (5-8, 5.15) vs. RHP Anthony DeSclafani (5-0, 2.50), 7:15 p.m. CSNBA Tuesday: RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 5.88) vs. LHP Cody Reed (0-4, 6.75), 7:15 p.m. CSNBA Wednesday: LHP Madison Bumgarner (10-5, 2.14) vs. RHP Dan Straily (5-6, 4.01), 12:45 p.m. CSNBA