Dan Straily (11-8, 3.88 ERA) and the Cincinnati Reds (61-82) meet Matt Garza (5-6, 4.36 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (64-80) in the second of a three-game division series at the Great American Ball Park. The Reds won the last game 3-0, and Cincinnati leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 13 and will air on FSWI and FSOH.
In his last start, Straily pitched 5.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out six and walking three in a 4-1 loss to the Pirates. Joey Votto (.315, 87 Rs, 23 HRs, 82 RBIs, 8 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Brewers were victorious the last time Garza pitched. He pitched well, going 6.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out five and walking two in a 2-1 victory over the Cubs. Ryan Braun (.310, 73 Rs, 27 HRs, 82 RBIs, 14 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
The Brewers currently sit below .500 against the NL Central Division at 25-39, and the Reds have a 26-31 record.
When leading after seven innings, Cincinnati is 31-39, while Milwaukee is 25-33.
The Brewers didn't score any runs in their last game. The Reds have an 8-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 46-14. The Brewers have a 50-10 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th in runs, Milwaukee has earned 594 this season. Cincinnati ranks 18th with 631 runs.
Ranking 24th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.724). Milwaukee ranks in the bottom half at 18th with an OPS of .734.
The Brewers are 39-59 when they allow at least one home run. The Reds perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 40-68 record.