A few interesting switches from last night. Hopefully it gets things going.
CF, is hiting .294 with 1 HR in 17 AB v. Garcia
Votto 1B, he is 2 for 16 in his career against Garcia
Bruce RF, also 2 for 16 v Garcia
Jay cf, 5 for 15 with 2hr v Cueto
Holliday lf, 7 for 20 v Cueto
Molina c, 7 for 24 (.294) v Cueto
A few thoughts from elsewhere:
John Fay @johnfayman
#Reds are hitting .201. Throw out the numbers from Zack Cozart (.471) and Jay Bruce (.316), and the rest of the team is hitting .144. #reds
After 5 last year: Cin 5-0, St. Louis 2-4. Clearly, fans are right declaring season over.
The Reds have often found themselves on the wrong end of Garcia's success. Garcia owns a 6-1 record and 3.13 career ERA in nine appearances (seven starts) against Cincinnati, with 37 strikeouts and 16 walks in 46 innings.
Cueto, who held the Marlins to three hits over seven scoreless innings en route to a win last Thursday, found a successful formula against the Cardinals in 2011. The right-hander went 1-1 with a 2.60 ERA in four starts against St. Louis last season.