Friday, May 25, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park
TV: FSO-HD, ROOT-HD, MLB Network; RADIO: WLW, KOA; WEB: MLB.tv, Gameday Audio, Gameday
Partly cloudy, rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.
Since the Reds are riding a 6-game win streak (their first since August 2010), I tried to come up with an antidote to our losing streak mascot:
Credit for shopping out the baby goes to Gapper (I think).
Maybe it needs to be a departure from babies, laundry hampers and bricks. In any case, SIX WINS WITHOUT A LOSS.
Christian Friedrich is making just his fourth major league start tonight. I don't want to make too much of that, because Friedrich been a highly-regarded prospect and misses a lot of bats. Then again, he's given up a good number of liners/fliners/flyballs so far. This is of interest to the the home team because: temperatures are up and 10 seeds* found purchase** for the Reds during the Braves series.
||ERA (ERA+)||5.00 (91)
||5 day totals|
|Aroldis Chapman||1.0, 15p||1.0, 18p||1.0, 12p||4.0 IP, 62 pitches
|Sean Marshall||0.1, 3p||0.1, 6p||1.0, 17p
||1.0 IP, 29 pitches|
|Logan Ondrusek||0.2, 3p||1.0, 16p||1.0, 14p
||2.1 IP, 29 pitches
|Jose Arredondo||0.2, 19p||1.1, 23p||2.2 IP, 49 pitches|
|Sam LeCure||1.0, 10p
||1.0 IP, 10 pitches
|J.J. Hoover||0 IP, 0 pitches
|Alfredo Simon||0 IP, 0 pitches
- Aroldis Chapman has pitches 6 of the last 10 days, throwing 123 pitches over that span. I'm not ready to say he's overworked, but he's on pace for 88.2 IP, which is a lot on a reliever's schedule, with a reliever's approach. He'll probably be OK, since his usage will be different as a closer and he's doing a lot less brute-force throwing this season.
- Alfredo Simon last pitched on May 15 @ ATL (2.0 IP, 48 pitches)
- J.J. Hoover last pitched May 17 @ NYM (1.0 IP, 17 pitches)
* home runs
** "were home runs"