Here's a fun stat for you: The Reds are 8-5 in games started by Justin Lehr and Kip Wells. They are 58-74 in all other games. If these guys had started every game for the Reds this season, they'd have 89 wins right now. That's a fact.
Both of these pitchers will be facing the opposition for the first time tonight. Yorman Bazardo is a 24-year old right-hander who had decent, though not great, numbers in the minors this season. Tonight's start for him will be his 3rd in the majors this season and his 5th big league start of his career. I predict 6 innings of 3-hit ball.
Lehr hasn't had a whole lot of success over his last 4 starts. He's pitched just 23.1 inning in 4 games and has a 7.71 ERA over that span. The key for him is his control. When he's not walking hitters, he doesn't fair too poorly. Unfortunately, he hasn't had much control in his last 4 starts.
Just 16 more wins until we reach the coveted winning season! It's gonna happen! You just gotta believe!