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Facing Marlins, Reds eye first road sweep

The Cincinnati Reds will try to choose up their fourth straight win whereas securing their first highway sweep of the season once they face the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon

Cincinnati will ship right-hander Luke Weaver (1-2, 7.36 ERA) to the mound, whereas Braxton Garrett (1-2, 5.97) will get the nod for the Marlins

The Reds have proven endurance with supervisor David Bell, who’s in his fifth season on the helm. Maybe that endurance will repay this yr as Bell continues to evangelise staff unity

“Taking part in collectively and counting on one another results in wins,” Bell stated this weekend. “It additionally makes the sport extra enjoyable.

“Belief your teammates. Belief the man subsequent to you. … I am pleased that every one of that’s rising daily (with our staff).”

Jake Fraley is definitely making Bell pleased along with his play. In two video games towards Miami this weekend, Fraley went 4-for-8 with three homers, eight RBIs, 5 runs, one stroll and one steal.

“I am simply attempting to see a ball up and put it into the outfield,” Fraley stated.

Fraley has the second-highest on-base-plus-slugging share on the staff at .826. He trails second baseman Jonathan India, who has a .839 OPS.

On the mound, Reds nearer Alexis Diaz (9 saves in 9 tries) will probably relaxation Sunday. He saved the primary two video games of the collection, pitching a complete of two 2/3 innings

For the reason that Reds scratched left-hander Nick Lodolo (calf) from Saturday’s scheduled begin, their bullpen is stretched skinny. Cincinnati used seven pitchers in its 6-5 win Saturday, and the Reds badly want a protracted outing from Weaver

Weaver is in his first yr with the Reds after signing a one-year, $2 million contract this offseason. The Reds are 2-2 when beginning Weaver, who’s 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA in 5 profession appearances (three begins) towards the Marlins

However in two profession begins in Miami, Weaver is 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA.

The Marlins, in the meantime, are 4-2 when Garrett begins this yr. Nevertheless, the Marlins have misplaced two straight video games when beginning Garrett, who has allowed 15 runs in 9 2/3 innings throughout that span

Garrett, a former first-round decide, has dropped his solely two profession begins towards the Reds (0-2, 5.91 ERA)

In addition to attempting to get Garrett again on observe, the Marlins have harm issues of their outfield. Proper fielder Jesus Sanchez (hamstring) and middle fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. (foot) are questionable for Sunday. Each have been harm Saturday

It is attainable one or each may go on the injured checklist earlier than Sunday’s recreation.

“It is just like the worst time to get injured while you really feel good on the plate,” Marlins supervisor Skip Schumaker stated. “Jazz has been taking some actually good at-bats. (Saturday) was actually, actually good. Sánchez has been our hottest hitter. So for that to occur, clearly, it is form of a punch to the intestine when that occurs to the staff and to him

“Hopefully it isn’t as unhealthy because it regarded, however we are able to solely discover out via the imaging.”

Sanchez has hit .400 (10-for-25) via eight video games in Might, whereas Chisholm has hit safely in 5 of his final six video games.

–Subject Degree Media

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