Seeking two in a row, again
Reds lineup vs. Braves
*The Reds are trying to win consecutive games for the first time since June 13-15 at LAD. It’s been a 30-game stretch without back-to-back wins.
*This season, the Reds are 0-3 on Sunday Night Baseball, but have lost all three games by three runs or less. The last Sunday night win was on Aug. 13, 2000, vs. the Cubs.
*Saturday’s sellout was the 11th this season at GABP, tying the single-season record set in 2003, the year the stadium opened.
*Since the All-Star break, Reds pitchers have posted a 2.70 ERA (70 ip, 21 ER), good for second-best in the National League behind the Giants 2.22 ERA.
*Atlanta has 4 lefties in the lineup vs. the left handed Dontrelle Willis. This could bode for Willis. Lefty hitters are 1-for-11 (.091) this season compared to 8-for-26 (.301) for right-handed hitters. Over his career, it’s a .204 BA against for lefties vs. .280 for righties.