MLB Baseball

Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Cincinnati1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 10110
Milwaukee1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 240
  W: V. Gutierrez (3-1)   L: E. Lauer (1-3)
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT, June 14, 2021
American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  Attendance: 17,127

Surging Reds head to Milwaukee to face red-hot Brewers

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Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers

  1. The Brewers have won two of three games in both series versus the Reds this season, with both series being in Cincinnati. Five of the six meetings have been decided by four or more runs. Neither team has had double-digit hits in any of the six contests.
  2. The Reds are 16-15 on the road this season. The last time they finished a season over .500 on the road was in 2012 (47-34). That season they lost in the NLDS to the eventual World Series champion Giants (3-2 after winning first two games on the road).
  3. The Brewers are one of three teams (Giants and Rays) that are at least five games over .500 at home AND on the road. Milwaukee is currently on a four-game winning streak and has had a season-long five-game win streak twice this season (May 27-31 and June 3-8).
  4. Jesse Winker has gone homerless in his last six games since a three-HR game on June 6 at St. Louis. It was his second career three-homer game with his first coming against Milwaukee earlier this season on May 21.
  5. Brent Suter pitched a third of an inning on Sunday versus the Pirates to get the win. He allowed a hit and two walks (one intentional) but no runs. His eight wins this season -- all in relief -- matches his career high and is tied for second most in the NL (Julio Urias, LAD -- 9).
  6. Vladimir Gutierrez has three career starts with his last being against the Brewers on June 9 when he notched his second career win. In that game, he recorded career highs with 7.0 innings pitched as well as 102 pitches thrown and seven strikeouts.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/14/2021 thru 6/16/2021

The Cincinnati Reds have hit a hot streak, winning eight of their past 10 games, as they begin a three-game series at National League Central Division co-leader Milwaukee on Monday.

Not to be upstaged, however, the Brewers have won nine of 10, with two series sweeps along the way, and the only loss came as the Reds won the middle game of a three-game set in Cincinnati last week.

Not that it has always been easy for Milwaukee. The Brewers finished off a three-game sweep of visiting Pittsburgh on Sunday, but they needed to score late in all three games to put away the last-place Pirates.

Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy ran the team Sunday with manager Craig Counsell away to attend his son's high school graduation, and he said he doesn't think the team is taking its success for granted.

"I think the guys know. What I sense is the guys kind of know how they have to be right now, that nothing's gonna come easy. ... It's understanding we could lose any game. And, they have fun, too," Murphy said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Amid a stretch of 16 games without a day off, Counsell has decided to go with a six-man starting rotation, opening the door for lefty Eric Lauer (1-2, 4.82 ERA) to make his fifth start of the season.

Lauer has faced the Reds six times in his career, five of those as a starter, and is 1-2 with a .432 ERA. His only relief appearance against them came last week, when he allowed two runs on two hits and four walks in four innings in the one game the Brewers lost in the series, 7-3 on Wednesday.

The Reds are also coming off a sweep, knocking off the visiting Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Sunday and outscoring them 27-10 for the weekend. The Reds have been as many as six games below .500 this season, but the recent burst has them one game over .500 for the first time since April 21.

With Sonny Gray out with a groin injury, right-hander Tony Santillan, Cincinnati's ninth-rated prospect, made his major league debut for the Reds on Sunday. He showed at times quite impressive stuff but shaky command as he dodged major trouble, allowing one run on five hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out five.

That left 4 1/3 frames for the embattled bullpen, but five relievers combined to allow just one run on one hit and two walks. And the Reds are without their top reliever, Tejay Antone, who is on the 10-day injured list with right forearm inflammation.

"We're at a point where we came together as a group and realized, 'It can either go one or two ways at this point, boys. Let's figure out something,'" said Lucas Sims, who closed out Sunday's win with two scoreless innings. "This was a very big game for us. Very big game for us."

Monday's scheduled starter for Cincinnati is another rotation fill-in, Vladimir Gutierrez (2-1, 2.65 ERA). The right-hander has made three starts in place of Jeff Hoffman (shoulder injury), and he'll be facing the Brewers for his second consecutive start.

Gutierrez went seven innings in the Reds' win on Wednesday. He allowed two runs on six hits and three walks and struck out seven.

-Field Level Media

Updated June 14, 2021

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