Phillies @ Reds
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 2-8
- Philadelphia is 1-27 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 17-3 when leading after eight innings.
- The Phillies have a 5.22 ERA on the road which ranks last in the majors.
- Philadelphia has lost six straight games and are 9-20 in their last 29 games to fall 10 games under .500. They have not been 10 games under .500 this early in a season since 2002.
- The Phillies are currently in the midst of playing 41 games in 41 days.
- Since Great American Ball Park opened in 2003, the Phillies are 22-16 in Cincinnati.
- The Phillies are 41-20, including the playoffs, against the Reds since 2006.
Place: 4th in NL Central
Last 10: 5-5
- The Reds are 1,056-864 all-time against the Phillies.
- Jay Bruce has 99 career home runs at Great American Ball Park and Brandon Phillips enter the series with 97 career home runs at the park.
- The Reds catchers (Devin Mesoraco, Brayan Pena, Tucker Barnhart) lead the majors in home runs at the position with 12 and are batting a combined .276.
- Since May 19th (16 games) the Reds have the third-best bullpen ERA in the majors at 1.60, trailing only the Mariners (1.55) and Dodgers (1.58).
- The Reds have 14 one-run losses this season, second in the majors.
1-3, 4.01 ERA, 1.32 WHIP
Hamels, 30, allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits with four walks and eight strikeouts in seven innings Sunday against the Mets. In 11 career games against the Reds, Hamels is 8-0 with a 1.67 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP. In five career starts at Great American Ball Park, he is 3-0 with 1.64 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP.
5-4, 1.68 ERA, 0.76 WHIP
Cueto, 28, threw 7.1 shutout innings allowing five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts Saturday against the Diamondbacks. In seven career starts against the Phillies, Cueto is 1-3 with a 5.31 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. In 78 career starts at Great American Ball Park, he is 35-19 with a 3.19 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP.