The Cincinnati Reds will be trying to bounce back from their series loss to the Texas Rangers when they take on the Houston Astros in the first game of their three-game interleague series on Monday night. The game will be played at Great American Ball Park, and it is scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM. ET.
Astros Going For Fifth Win In Seven Games
The Astros had their two-game winning streak snapped by the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday and will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Reds, which will give them their fifth win in their last seven games.
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— Houston Astros (@astros) June 15, 2019
Offensively, Houston is one of the best teams in the league. The team’s .268 batting average is third in the league. Their .343 on-base percentage is second, as is their .476 slugging percentage. The 377 runs they have scored is seventh in the league.
Michael Brantley leads the Astros with a .309 batting average, while Alex Bregman leads the team with 19 homers and 48 RBIs.
Houston’s pitching has also been very good this season. Opponents have a .209 batting average against the Astros, which is first in the league. Their 3.48 ERA is third, while their 42 quality starts are second in the league.
In his last start, Miley gave up six hits and zero earned runs in six innings, helping the Astros get a 4-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles. The team will need another solid start from him to get the win on Monday.
Reds Trying To End Slump
The Reds have struggled over the past week and had lost six of their last nine games entering this series. They were able to snap their two-game losing streak with a win over the Rangers on Sunday and will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Astros on Monday, which will give them their second win in a row.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 16, 2019
Offensively, the Reds have struggled this season. The team’s .230 batting average is 26th in the league, their .301 on-base percentage is 24th, as is their .401 slugging percentage. The 285 runs the Reds have scored is 25th in the league.
Jose Iglesias leads the Reds with a .289 batting average. Derek Dietrich leads the team with 17 homers, while Eugenio Suarez leads with 42 RBI.
Cincinnati’s pitching has been significantly better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .233 batting average against the Reds, which is fourth in the league. Their 3.59 ERA is also fourth, while their 21 quality starts are 23rd in the league.
In his last start, Castillo gave up four hits and one earned run in six innings, but the Reds lost to the Cleveland Indians 2-1. The team will need another solid start from their ace and some run support to get the win on Monday.
- 9-1 in their last 10 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games.
- 9-1 in their last 10 interleague road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- 3-6 in their last 9 overall.
- 0-4 in their last 4 home games.
- 0-7 in their last 7 interleague home games.