Sorry if I have not posted about the Reds lately, and I’m sure most of you readers are wondering how the starting pitcher will fare against the opponent lineup. As stated on the blog, hours of availabilty and the Reds posting the lineup can determine when the posting happens, also, my real life has some considerations on it too.
Now for the important part, Game 94, Cincinnati is doing everything they can to get confidence building and hope to gain ground on the top division spot, only 5 Games Back against the Cardinals. The only thing Reds fans wish for is Pittsburgh to lose Saturday and Sunday plus win these two against Atlanta and be only 2 games back for the top wildcard spot. I find it important to go who is ahead step-by-step, Pittsburgh being the next step for the Reds. I know that might sound crazy, but the Reds have never owned 1st place at the All-Star break in 2010 or 2012, so patience and taking it step-by-step will win the Central division.
Today, Homer Bailey tries to rebound from his last start against the Brewers. In Bailey’s last 7 starts, he has gone 2-3 with a 3.51 ERA. For Bailey, facing Atlanta, he has a 2-0 record in his last 4 starts with a 3.42 ERA. Bailey’s counterpart, Mike Minor, has been 1-2 with a 4.04 ERA in his last 7 starts, against the Reds, 1-1 in 2 starts with a 3.46 ERA.
Homer Bailey: 6 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2B, 2 R, 4 BB, 5 SO & HBP
Mike Minor: 6 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2B, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 BB & 8 SO