Expect to see a lot of heat coming off of the mound this game. Ubaldo Jimenez fastball averages 95 MPH this season. Homer Bailey is slightly slower at 94 MPH. This leaves both pitchers somewhat erratic, but they sure can bring the heat.
Today, Scott Rolen is supposed to start his tenure as Reds savior. I'm not excited about trading for an injury-prone 34-year old third baseman, but I'm even less excited by the talk of resigning him to stay in Cincinnati beyond 2010. He's a good player, but as C Trent said on Twitter yesterday, they test for the stuff now that makes players continue to be good past the age of 35.
Not sure if I'll get to see much of this game tonight. Not sure if I'm all that disappointed about that.
Sorry, baby, but this team hates you...