Game preview (8/29/16): Straily to set a career high in innings Monday

Overview: Dan Straily and Barrett Astin look to continue strong efforts of late, while Cody Reed tries to regain confidence before rejoining the Reds.


Cincinnati at Los Angeles, 10:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Dan Straily (10-6, 3.57 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 123 K, 53 BB)

Notes: After completing the first inning on Monday, Dan Straily will match his career high in innings in a season with his 2013 campaign with Oakland. Straily has gone at least six innings in nine of his last10 starts, with three of those working into the seventh and one into the eighth. In his last start, Straily went six shutout innings and allowed three hits, while striking out five.


Charlotte at Louisville, 7:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Cody Reed (6-4, 3.18 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 63 K, 20 BB)

Notes: In likely his last start before rejoining the Reds when the rosters expand, Cody Reed takes the hill on Monday. Prior to being optioned, Reed had really struggled since his big league promotion in mid-June, posting a 7.36 ERA in 10 starts. The main issue for Reed has been contact. He has allowed 67 hits in 47.2 innings of work, which have resulted in that inflated ERA. Reed has also allowed 12 home runs and walked 19 batters over the span. In his first start after being optioned, Reed allowed 10 hits over six innings, but only a pair of runs.


Jacksonville at Pensacola, 7:30 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Barrett Astin (8-3, 2.45 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 88 K, 25 BB)

Notes: Barrett Astin will get the nod again for Pensacola and has bounced back and forth from starter to reliever this season. Prior to a start in his past two outings, the two appearances before had been out of the bullpen. However, he made three starts prior to that. In those starts, he allowed just seven hits and three runs in 16.2 innings of work. Additionally, in his last two starts, Astin has worked 12.1 innings, allowing eight hits and two runs, while striking out 13.


Daytona at Lakeland, 4:00 p.m. EST (doubleheader)

Starting pitcher: TBD

Notes: While the starters are listed as TBD on the Daytona website, it would be Seth Varner’s turn in the rotation for at least one of the games.


Dayton at Bowling Green, 11:35 a.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Jesus Reyes (5-4, 2.10 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 61 K, 32 BB)

Notes: Jesus Reyes has more relief appearances than starts this year, but success has vaulted him into the role. Reyes has only eight starts on the season, but he has started his last five appearances. In his last outing, Reyes tossed six innings to tie his longest outing of the season. In that start, he allowed three hits and one runs. In his last five starts, he worked 26 innings, allowing just 21 hits and 10 runs (six earned). However, on August 14, he allowed seven hits and five run. The other starts have been extremely strong.


Billings at Great Falls, 9:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Ian Kahaloa (2-1, 2.52 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 36 K, 9 BB)

Notes: Ian Kahaloa will make only his third start since August 10 on Monday night. In August, he has started three times and allowed nine hits and six runs in 13 innings. After a strong beginning to July, it appeared that Kahaloa was hitting a bit of a wall and his starts have slowed as a result. In July, he posted a 2.38 ERA in five starts with 21 strikeouts.


AZL Angels at AZL Reds, 9 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

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