Phillies v. Reds
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 4-6
- The Phillies are 6-11 at Citizens Bank Park this season and 464-366 since the ballpark opened in 2004.
- Philadelphia is 3-3 on Fridays and just 8-18 on weekdays altogether.
- The Phillies are 4-9 over their last 13 games batting just .219 in that span.
- Domonic Brown has one home run since August 14th last season.
- Runs have been hard to come by as Philadelphia has been shutout four times this season and three times in the last 11 days.
Place: 3rd in NL Central
Last 10: 5-5
- The Reds have lost five consecutive road games scoring just 11 runs in that span.
- Cincinnati is coming off a double-header against the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
- The Reds are struggling and have lost five of their last eight games.
- Third baseman Todd Frazier is in the midst of a career-high 14-game hitting streak.
- Catcher Devin Mesoraco could be activated for tonight's game.
- First baseman Joey Votto did not travel with the Reds to Philadelphia due to a left knee injury. He is slated to have an MRI on it in Cincinnati.
4-2, 2.89 ERA, 1.08 WHIP
Simon, 33, allowed five runs on eight hits with no walks and no strikeouts in three innings of work in an 11-2 loss to the Rockies on Saturday. In three career games against the Phillies, Simon is 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. In two career games at Citizens Bank Park, he is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.
0-3, 3.98 ERA, 1.37 WHIP
Kendrick, 29, allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 5.1 innings Saturday against the Mets getting the no-decision. In nine career games (eight starts) against the Reds, Kendrick is 3-3 with a 4.41 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. In 101 career games (84 starts) at Citizens Bank Park, he is 33-32 with a 4.39 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.