The Reds beat up on 24-year old David Huff for 6 runs in 3 innings back in his 2nd career start this past May. Since then, he hasn't pitched too poorly for the Indians, going 3-1 with a 3.41 ERA in 6 starts. He's pitched into the 8th in 2 of his last 3 starts, but otherwise, he's had trouble going deep into games so far. The Reds need to take advantage of this and try to get him out of the game early.
In a scheduling oddity, this will be the 6th left-hander the Reds have faced in their last 8 games.
Micah Owings has to pitch again without being able to utilize his best asset. Wasting Owings in American League games make him just another mediocre pitcher. He didn't look too good in his last start against the Blue Jays, but prior to that he had bee much more successful for a few starts. Makes me wonder if he doesn't like to pitch when he can't bat. (I know, it's probably more just a case of him being a mediocre pitcher, but sportswriters needlessly theorize all of the time, so why can't I?)
A win today with give the Reds a series win and split the road trip for the AND get them back to .500 on the season. As bad as they looked in Toronto, a road trip split wouldn't be too shabby.