Facing Marlins, Red Eye Sweeps Road First

Cincinnati Reds Will look to get their 4th straight win while securing their first road sweep of the season when they face miami marlins sunday afternoon

Cincinnati will send right-hander Luke Weaver (1-2, 7.36 ERA) to the mound, while Braxton Garrett (1-2, 5.97) will get the nod for the mound. marlins

Reds Has shown patience with manager David Bell, who is in his fifth season at the helm. Perhaps that patience will pay off this year as Bell continues to preach team unity

“Playing together and trusting each other is what leads to victory,” Bell said this weekend. “It makes the game even more fun.

“Trust your teammates. Trust the guy next to you. … I’m glad it’s all growing (with our team) every day.”

Jake Fraley is definitely making Bell happy with his play. In two games against Miami this weekend, Fraley went 4-for-8 with three homers, eight RBI, five runs, one walk and one steal.

“I’m just trying to see a ball and put it in the outfield,” Fraley said.

Fraley has the second highest on-base-plus-slugging percentage on the team at .826. He is behind second baseman Jonathan India, who has a .839 OPS.

on the mound, Reds Closer Alexis Diaz (nine saves in nine tries) is likely to be rested on Sunday. He saved the first two games of the series, pitching a total of 2 2/3 innings.

Since then reds With left-hander Nick Lodolo (calf) scratched from Saturday’s scheduled start, their bullpen has been stretched thin. Cincinnati used seven pitchers in its 6-5 win on Saturday and reds badly need to get out weaver

Weaver is in her first year reds After signing a one-year, $2 million contract this offseason. Reds Weaver is 2-2 with starts, going 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA in five career appearances (three starts). marlins

But in two career starts in Miami, Weaver is 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA.

marlinsMeanwhile, Garrett is 4-2 when he starts this year. Although marlins Has lost two straight games while starting Garrett, who has allowed 15 runs in 9 2/3 innings during that span.

Garrett, a former first-round pick, Reds (0-2, 5.91 ERA)

In addition to trying to get Garrett back on track, marlins There is an injury concern in their outfield. Right fielder Jesus Sanchez (hamstring) and center fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. (foot) are questionable for Sunday. both were injured on saturday

One or both could be on the injured list ahead of Sunday’s game.

“When you feel good at the plate, that’s the worst time to get hurt.” marlins said manager Skip Shoemaker. “The Jazz are taking some really good batters. (Saturday) was really, really good. Sanchez has been our biggest hitter. And he

“Hopefully it’s not as bad as it looks, but we can only find out through imaging.”

Sanchez has hit .400 (10-for-25) in eight games in May, while Chisholm has hit safely in five of his last six games.

– Field Level Media