Thomson ReutersSeptember 5, 2013 12:17
RHP John Axford's career numbers at Great American Ball Park are not good. But manager Mike Matheny said it won't discourage him from using Axford in the final two games of the series there. "Generally, how a guy's feeling and what our needs are would override history," Matheny said. Axford is 0-4 with a 9.58 ERA in 13 relief appearances in Cincinnati, including 11 earned runs and five homers in 10 1/3 innings. Axford pitched a scoreless inning Wednesday.