Graham Ashcraft proves that the potential future of Cincinnati Reds rotation is shown today.
Meanwhile, Chicago Cubs veteran Kyle Hendricks continues to look for 2022 consistency.
When the Cubs host the Reds on Thursday night in a three-game series rubber match, each starter appears to build a powerful outing.
Ashcraft (4-1, 3.27 ERA) was pretty good at starting a career in Major League Baseball. The rookie has recently shown that he can recover from adversity. At the start of June 12th with host St. Louis Cardinals and June 18th visit Milwaukee Brewers, right-handed players allowed 10 runs and 17 hits in a total of 92/3 innings.
However, he returned to the course in San Francisco on Friday with his seventh career start. Ashcraft scored two runs and six hits, scoring the best of his career with strikeouts (8) and innings pitched (8) when he defeated the Giants 4-2. Ashcraft also did not give up his third walk with four starts.
"What we saw (in San Francisco) is what we can expect from Graham. He really attacks and trusts his stuff," said Reds manager David Bell. rice field.
Ashcraft didn't face the Cubs when these teams split the four-game set in Cincinnati last month, but he helped the Reds bounce off Wednesday's 8-3 defeat. I will try. Cincinnati, who opened the set with a 5-3 victory on Tuesday, has won three of the last five games after losing seven games in a row.
The Reds are hoping to cool down 19-9 (.474) Chicago star Willson Contreras with three hits on Wednesday, including a two-run home run. 6 RBIs in his last 5 games. Teammate Nico Hoerner is 14 to 26 (.538), scoring 7 RBIs in the last 7 Cubs contests. The Cubs have won three of the last five, but haven't recorded consecutive victories from June 17th to 18th.
Hendrix (3-6, 4.90 ERA) aims to record a quality start on consecutive outings for the first time this season. A right-handed player struggled with consistency in 2022, but during Chicago's 3-0 victory in St. Louis on Friday, he produced 5 hits and walks, hitting 6 in 7 1/3 innings. rice field.
"It was as good as I met him this year," said Cubs manager David Ross. "Every time they thought a fastball would come, (he) threw a change-up and got out of balance. Vintage Kyle."
But Hendrix said May 25. With 4 runs, 5 hits and 4 innings of 4-3 losses in Cincinnati on the day, it was far from vintage. He is 6 at 4.47 ERA in 23 careers with the 7-Reds, but 4-0 at 2.65 ERA in 10 home starts with Cincinnati.
Reds star Joey Votto has hit .395 (15 to 38) with three doubles, triples, five home runs and nine RBIs against Hendrix for his career. The bot had two doubles and one RBI on Wednesday, hitting .361 (26-72) with 24 RBIs in the last 22 games against Chicago.
Cincinnati's Brandon Drury has a 2-5 life against Hendrix, hitting .371 (13-35) with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs during his current eight consecutive hits.
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