Game 84 (Cincinnati v San Francisco)

You’re sitting at home or even at Great American Ballpark watching the Reds and Giants play Game 3 on a Tuesday night. Tonight, on a Tuesday, Homer Bailey tries to repeat his Game 3 performance against the Giants. Bailey’s counterpart, Tim Lincecum, was removed from the rotation for the Division Series and wasn’t used in Game 3, but was used in Game 4.

Here was Bailey’s line from Game 3: 

7 IP, H, ER, BB & 10 K

Bailey faced 24 batters and threw only 88 pitches, 60 of those were strikes.

Tim Lincecum, in Game 4, threw 4 1/3 innings, while Barry Zito (the starter), only threw 2 2/3. The Game 4 stat line for Lincecum:

4 1/3 IP, 2 H, ER & 6 SO

Here is tonight’s prediction



Tim Lincecum: 6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2 2B, HR, 6 R, BB, 5 SO & SF

Homer Bailey: 6 2/3 IP, 5 H, R, 2 BB & 9 SO



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