Saturday, Jul 21, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park
TV: MLB Network, FSO-HD, FSWI-HD; RADIO: RADIO: WLW, WTMJ; WEB: MLB.tv, Gameday Audio, Gameday
Clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.
The Reds are 6-2 since the Break and 3-2 since losing Votto. That's good, if totally inconclusive. Unfortunately, the Pirates. Then again, the Reds have gained 1 1/2 on Pittsburgh in a little over a week. That's certainly not nothing.
Yovani Gallardo is another test of the Reds' Very Right-handed Lineup. He's held righties to a .230/.288/.380 line over his career and .222/.278/.366 this season. Over in the home dugout, Bronson is coming off his first truly Terribl-royo outing of the season, having given up a lot of runs AND going just 3.0 innings. The silver lining, as always, is that these terrible outings almost never happen twice in a row - or even as part of a trend. They're like spotting a rare and annoying species that you're glad is endangered.
Lineups and bullpen log after the jump.
||ERA (ERA+)||3.59 (116)
||5 day totals|
|Aroldis Chapman||0.1, 4p||1.0, 14p||1.0, 13p
||2.1 IP, 41 pitches
|Sean Marshall||0.2, 14p||0.1, 8p||1.0 IP, 22 pitches
|Logan Ondrusek||1.0, 26p||1.1, 17p||0.2, 7p||3.0 IP, 50 pitches
|Jose Arredondo||1.0, 12p||1.0, 19p||0.2, 26p||2.2 IP, 57 pitches|
|Sam LeCure||1.0, 14p||1.1, 19p||2.1 IP, 33 pitches
|Alfredo Simon||3.0, 46p||1.2, 21p||4.2 IP, 67 pitches|
|Bill Bray||1.0, 18p||1.0, 8p||2.0 IP, 26 pitches|
- Might be one of those times to ease up on Chapman, as he's appeared in 6 of 8 games (in 8 days) since the Break.