Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Series Preview 5/27-5/29 2022

Via bluejaysnation.com

Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Series Preview 5/27-5/29 2022

Baseball

Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Series Preview 5/27-5/29 2022

By

Via bluejaysnation.com

The Reds are coming off a four game series split with the Cubs that ended the best way it could, with a 20-5 blowout win.

Reds record 14-30

Giants record 24-19

Pitching matchups 

Friday

TBD vs Carlos Rodon 3.43 ERA 

Saturday 

TBD vs Alex Wood 4.82 ERA

Sunday 

Tyler Mahle 6.32 ERA vs Alex Cobb 6.25 ERA

What to watch for?

How will the Reds respond to more left handed pitching?

Last game the Reds improved to three and ten against left handed pitching. They did not just barely squeak by either, they dominated and scored half of their 20 runs against lefties. Manager David Bell talked about how they’ve done so many things to try to fix their issues against lefties but is it fixed? Or was that just one game where they were hot?

How will the Reds look against elite competition?

We all know the Reds have been the worst team in baseball record wise so far this year. Even though they have been better of late, the Giants will be the best team they have faced in a while. The Reds held their own against the Blue Jays but that was thanks to two great starts from ace Luis Castillo and young stud Hunter Greene. Neither one of will be starting a game during this series.

Keys to a series win

You’re going to get a very basic answer here, the Reds have to play complete TEAM baseball. Against a good team like the Giants, if you fail, they’ll make you pay big time. The Reds have shown flashes lately of great offense and pitching production but they need both if they want to have a shot at taking this series. 

Series prediction

I think the Reds are looking at one win in this series. Their struggles against lefties is a real thing and it doesn’t help they face one of the best lefties in the game in Carlos Rodon. After that they face another lefty and then in the finale they get Alex Cobb, who has struggled. However, so has Tyler Mahle who he will oppose. It’s tough to see them taking game one, but if they can steal game two against former Red Alex Wood, then they will have a very realistic shot at taking the series on Sunday

More The Wright Way Network