Game 51 (Cincinnati v Cleveland) “Welcome Back, Drew Stubbs”

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Remember going to Great American Ballpark and listening to Tattoo’s On The Town when Drew Stubbs was a Red? Well, that was his walk-up song and while at the plate, struck out and took a seat, he did that as a league leader in 2011 doing it 205 times. Today, it is Stubbs return to Cincinnati, where he was known for his defense and stealing a bag, if he was lucky to get on base. For this Cleveland Indians team, it added some new players to the lineup like: Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher and Drew Stubbs. These additions might be great for Terry Francona’s club, since they’re like the Reds only 1 1/2 game back from the division leaders.

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Today features 2010’s best on the mound of Ubaldo Jimenez and Mike Leake. Jimenez had an impressive first half of 2010 by starting out 15-1 and earning him a start in the 2010 All Star Game in Anaheim, California. Leake, a draft pick from Arizona State in 2009, started out spring training and got a roster spot to the MLB without making an appearance in a minor league game, where most of your Cincinnati Reds came from, oh and he started his first 13 starts with a 5-1 record, before ending his season with an 8-4 record with 24 appearances.

 

Prediction

Ubaldo Jimenez: 5 IP, 5 H, 2B, 2 R, 3 BB, SO & HBP

Mike Leake: 6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 2B, R, 2 BB & 8 SO

 

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