The future meets the present when a pair of rookie shooters return from injury Tuesday night as the visiting New York Mets meet the Cincinnati Reds midway through their three-game series.
Cincinnati Rookie Left Nick Ludlow (1-2, 5.52 ERA) is expected to be off the injured list for 60 days to start his fourth career – all this season – and first since April 24. 10-day IL with right lumbar strain before transfer to 60-day IL on June 21.
Mets will face off with an ace Max Scherzer (5-1, 2.54). Scherzer left the match against St. Louis on May 18 with a right slash in the sixth inning and was put on the injury list the next day.
Scherzer has dominated the Cincinnati Reds during his career, setting a record 4-0 with a 0.33 ERA. In addition to winning all four of his previous starts at Great American Ball Park, Scherzer allowed only one in 27 runs. 0.33 His ERA is the lowest among all shooters with at least 25 rounds.
Overall, Scherzer was 6-2 with a 1.84 ERA in nine games against the Reds. His 1.84 era of ninth-ranked all-shooters has been tied with at least 50 rounds against Cincinnati since the earned race became official in 1913.
After losing their 10-game home losing streak on Sunday, the Red Devils lost again on Monday in their opening game to the Mets, losing Cincinnati to 1-3 in their current 11-game home run.
“Baseball is a crazy game,” the third baseman told the Reds Brandon Drury, who beat Homer in three runs on Monday. “That’s why you just have to keep going until the end because you never know what’s going to happen.”
“We know we haven’t won the number of games we want to win, there’s no doubt about that,” said Reds manager David Bale. “(I) am really happy with the flexibility.”
The second game in the series will continue the Mets’ close family reunion with Edwin Diaz and his younger brother, Reds River. Alexis Diazwho is currently on the infected list and is not available to play in the series.
Edwin is going through his biggest season, hitting 17.54 hits in all nine runs while he was 18-for-21 in savings and posting a 1.95 ERA. Awarded on Monday as Savior Seth Logo He scored the last three times to save for the third time on six chances.
“I’m really proud, because he worked so hard,” Edwin Diaz said of Alexis. “He had some injuries when he was in the minor leagues, but he has made it and he is doing really well at the moment. I am really happy for him.”
Alexis Diaz, three years younger than him, has more injuries in his career, making it to the list of those with a strained bicep. Alexis underwent Tommy John’s surgery in 2016 and landed at Double-A Chattanooga last season.
This year, Alexis is 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA, including two saves on three saves for Cincinnati and on June 12, Alexis and Edwin Diaz became the third set of siblings to score saves on the same day.
-Med Level Media