The Reds are on fire.
With the game on Sunday – the Reds swept the Dodgers right out of Los Angeles. This extends the major league best 6 game winning streak.
How did the Reds get here?
Ever since they fired manager, Bryan Price (who started the season 3-15), the Reds have gone 12-12. A huge improvement over 3-15. In more recent success, the Reds have busted out the bats AND most importantly: the pitching.
We all knew the bats would come alive this season but we were just a little unsure about the pitching. Our starting rotation was in question and so was our bullpen.
But then.. Something changed.
The addition of Matt Harvey.
Last Tuesday the Reds made a trade with the Mets to get Pitcher Matt Harvey for Catcher Devin Mesoraco. Great trade for both teams, the Reds could finally get that veteran force in the rotation. That night the Reds would win against the Mets 7-2, thus starting the #UndefeatedWithHarvey trend on Twitter. The following day the Reds would secure a series victory over the Mets thanks to Adam Duvall’s walk off home-run in the 10th.
Matt Harvey’s Start.
Matt Harvey was on the rubber as the Reds Starter Friday night in L.A. Great pitching from him and even a better team win. Harvey went 4 innings only allowing one hit and striking out two. Great sample size of what is to come from Harvey.
Sweep of the LA Dodgers.
The pitching really came alive in the Reds’ four game sweep of the Dodgers out in Las Angeles. There were plenty of times on 3-0 counts where Reds’ pitching came back to strike them out. The bats were to their usual way. Reds played both small ball and long ball in the sweep of the Dodgers.
What’s next for the Reds?
The Reds travel down to the bay area for a three game series against the Giants. Then back at home for a 4 game set against the Chicago Cubs, including a double header on Saturday.
Predictions for the Giants’ series.
One of the Reds will hit one into the River. Matt Harvey is throwing a no hitter. The Reds will go undefeated in the West Coast Series.
As always, GO REDS.