No need to explain this game, Reds lose the season series to the Nationals and must be ahead of them throughout the rest of the season. The Nationals are the first team to be ahead of the Reds in the schedule and have finished the season series in a month. The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh are also ahead of the Reds but they’re 32 games left between the opponents in which the Reds must win 10 from Pittsburgh and 9 from St. Louis. As for the game, Dan Haren was at his best versus his last outing against the Reds. Mike Leake, couldn’t control his pitch command and went to the showers early. Here were and are the predictions and results from Game 25.
Dan Haren: 6 IP, 8 hits, double, 2 home runs, 4 runs, walk and 6 strikeouts
Mike Leake: 6 IP, 7 hits, 2 doubles, home run, 5 runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts
Dan Haren: 6 IP (Perfect), 6 hits (25%), double (Perfect), 1 home run (50%), 2 runs (50%) and 5 strikeouts (-16.67%)
Mike Leake: 3 IP (-50%), 6 hits (14.29%), 4 runs (3 earned) (20%), 3 walks (-50%) and 1 strikeout (66.67)