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Game Thread: Game 114 vs. the Dodgers

TIME: 12:35 @ Great American

Brett Tomko (2-9, 5.56)                Phil Dumatrait (0-1, 16.20)

It's the second career start for Dr. Düm.  He only went 3.1 IP last time out.  Given the stellar starting the team has gotten this week, the bullpen should be rested, but it's still the bullpen.  Dumatrait needs to keep the shutout streak alive and give the Reds their first 3 game shutout streak since 1963.

The Dodgers are throwing out former Red Brett Tomko who has been quite hittable this year, but otherwise hasn't pitched that bad.  You'll recall that Tomko was a part of the deal that brought Ken Griffey Jr. to the Reds.  Since that deal, Griffey has gone 7 for 14 against Tomko with a 1.611 OPS.  I'm calling for #590 today.

Oh, and Adam Dunn gets the day off today.  He has a .188 batting average against Tomko in 16 ABs, but he also has a .944 OPS.  Anyway, we get Keppinger in the outfield for the second time in his career.

Hopper cf
Keppinger lf
Griffey rf
Phillips 2b
Hatteberg 1b
Valentin c
Encarnacion 3b
Gonzalez ss
Dumatrait p

In case you didn't hear, Todd Coffey has been optioned to make room for Jason Ellison.