CINCINNATI – Versailles alumnus Craig Stammen will make his return to Ohio this upcoming week as a member of the San Diego Padres.
The Padres will travel to Cincinnati to take on the Reds in a four-game series that begins on Monday. The games on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all will begin at 7:10 p.m. while first pitch on Thursday is scheduled for 12:35 p.m.
The trip to Cincinnati is part of a 10-game road trip for the Padres that includes a series this weekend at Pittsburgh and concludes with three games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Prior to the road trip Stammen had recorded a 3.83 ERA and a 0-1 record in 37 games this season. He’s allowed 50 hits and 18 walks while striking out 54 batters in 56 1/3 innings out of the Padres’ bullpen.
Stammen has a history of success against the Reds, who were his favorite team as he grew up in North Star.
Stammen pitched one inning against the Reds this season on June 12 in San Diego. He allowed one hit and struck out one batter in a scoreless inning.
For his career Stammen has pitched in nine games against the Reds, recording a 1.42 ERA and a 1-0 record against Cincinnati. In 19 innings vs. the Reds the Versailles graduate has allowed 16 hits and two walks while striking out 21.
Stammen has made two appearances at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. In 4 1/3 innings in Cincinnati he has a 4.15 ERA with a 1-0 record.
The last time Stammen pitched at Great American Ball Park was April 6, 2013, as a member of the Washington Nationals. That day he pitched two innings, allowing one run while striking out four and recording the victory.
His first career game at Great American Ball Park was on May 11, 2012. He pitched 2 1/3 innings for the Nationals that day, allowing one run and striking out three.
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