I get to see Mike Leake pitch in person today!!!!! I'll be heading down to the ballpark for this afternoon's titanic struggle as the Reds try to salvage a series split with the Giants. Thankfully the rookie savior is on the mound!
Also, thankfully, the worst of the Giants starters will be taking the mound to face Leake. Wellemeyer has been no great shakes this season, including his last start when he gave up 6 runs in 3 innings to the Pirates. None of the current Reds have hit him particularly well in small samples, though Paul Janish is 1-for-3 with a home run (so THAT's why he's starting today!). Historical match ups don't matter much. All that matters is that they get to him today.
The game will be televised today for those that have access to MLB Network, though I'm not sure if it is going to be blacked out in Cincinnati. Doesn't matter for me, since I'll be there, watching Mike Leake pitch. Did I mention that?
Go Reds! They're Red Hot!