Keyvius Sampson (0-1, 3.90 ERA) and Wily Peralta (6-9, 5.47 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (60-82) and the Milwaukee Brewers (64-79) at the Great American Ball Park. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Sep. 12 and can be seen on FSWI and FSOH.
Sampson pitched 1.0 inning in his last outing, surrendering one run, striking out one and walking one in a 4-1 defeat to the Pirates. Adam Duvall (.240, 75 Rs, 30 HRs, 87 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run. Peralta went 7.2 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out six and walking one in a 12-5 win over the Cubs in his most recent start. Ryan Braun (.310, 73 Rs, 27 HRs, 82 RBIs, 14 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Brewers, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The Brewers currently sit below .500 against the NL Central Division at 25-38, and the Reds have a 25-31 record.
Cincinnati earned its seventh shutout of the season in its last game. Milwaukee has been shut out seven times this season.
The Reds managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Brewers who are coming in with a 24-22 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Reds are 9-62. The Brewers have a 13-65 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 21st in home runs, Cincinnati has hit 146 this season. Milwaukee ranks 17th with 166 home runs.
Ranking 19th, Cincinnati is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 411 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at second with 545.
When the Reds hit at least one home run, they are 43-43. When the Brewers hit at least one homer, they have a 51-42 record.