Cool series, guys. This wraps up a super short series against Oaklandia. We got a dose of Badroyo last night and the offense left too many guys on base, but for all intents and purposes, this is one of those must-win games. If the Reds are going into the off day tomorrow following a loss and 1-4 on the road trip so far, confidence may not be as high for Texas on Friday.
The Reds will have Homer Bailey on the mound, who actually had a great start his only time pitching in Oakland. He threw 7 innings and only gave up 1 run in his 3rd career start, all the way back in 2007. He only gave up 2 runs in his last start out against the Pirates.
He'll be opposed by second year starter A.J. Griffin, who has a 3.90 ERA so far this year. He only got through 5 1/3 in his last start against Texas, and it's worth mentioning that the A's have lost his last 5 starts.
The bullpen still isn't too taxed, so let's take this one tonight. Go Reds.
|Reliever||6/21||6/22||6/23||6/24||6/25||5 day totals|
|Aroldis Chapman||0.0, 18p||1.0, 24p||-||1.0 IP, 32 pitches
|Tony Cingrani||-||0.0 IP, 0 pitches|
|Sam LeCure||-||0.0 IP, 0 pitches
|J.J. Hoover||0.2, 17p||-||1.0, 17p||1.2 IP, 34 pitches
|Curtis Partch||1.0, 36p||-||2.0, 40p||3.0 IP, 76 pitches
|1.0, 12p||0.1, 5p||-||1.0, 13p||2.1 IP, 30 pitches|
|Alfredo Simon||1.0, 12p||-||
1.0 IP, 12 pitches