Thursday, Aug 23, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park
TV: FSO-HD, CSP-HD; RADIO: WLW, WPHT, SBP; WEB: MLB.tv, Gameday Audio, Gameday
Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.
Night moves: Mesoraco was option to AAA Louisville. JJ Hoover was recalled. Mesoraco was hitting .120/.214/.160 over the last four weeks. Hoover has put up a 1.22 ERA, with 13.4 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 37 innings at Louisville. Based on my interpretation of the Roster Rules, Mesoraco can still be made eligible for the playoff roster.
We're back to the future. Although, with Hamels on the mound, it's hard not to dwell on the past. He's been the Roy Oswalt to this generation of Reds' teams. Hamels has absolutely smothered Reds' offenses over the last 6 years, holding them to a .164/.241/.294 line in his career, with a complete game shutout in the 2010 NLDS to boot.
||ERA (ERA+)||2.94 (138)
|Reliever||8/18||8/19||8/20||8/21||8/22||5 day totals|
|Aroldis Chapman||1.0, 26p||1.0, 9p||1.0, 10p
||4.0 IP, 55 pitches
|Sean Marshall||2.0, 19p||0.2, 16p
||2.2 IP, 35 pitches
|Jonathan Broxton||1.0, 17p
||1.0 IP, 17 pitches|
|Jose Arredondo||1.0, 18p||1.0 IP, 18 pitches|
|Sam LeCure||1.0, 32p||0.2, 18p||1.2 IP, 50 pitches|
||2.0 IP (AAA)
|Alfredo Simon||1.2, 29p||1.2 IP, 29 pitches|
- Aroldis Chapman has pitched 5 of the last 6 days.