Good afternoon, back to game previews and it was a curse apparently not to write a preview, with the Reds going 6-9 in my absence, since the last game preview I did (6/13/2013 Chicago). Today, the Reds are playing the San Francisco Giants, both teams are struggling right now, and now is the perfect time for the Reds to forget about the month of June and move on to bigger and better things this month of July.
Right now, the Reds this week are ahead of San Francisco and Seattle in the power rankings, so it is imperative to get back on the right track and do what they do best at home, win. Winning seemed to be a problem in October at home, because the San Francisco Giants swept the Reds at home by winning 3 elimination games in the Division series. This series, includes 3 Reds starting pitchers who pitched in the series and for the Giants, only 2.
Today’s game features Bronson Arroyo and Mike Kickham. Arroyo does well against the Giants, as this tweet is proven by STATS, LLC.
Mike Kickham: Debut against Reds lineup
Bronson Arroyo: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 2B, 3BB, HR, 2 R, BB & 2 SO