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Game 39: Reds @ Yankees (1:05 PM EDT). Bailey vs. Nova.

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Cincinnati Reds
@ New York Yankees

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT
Yankee Stadium

Homer Bailey vs Ivan Nova

Coverage

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Weather

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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Arroyo gave the Reds innings and saved the bullpen, which is what I was bitching about before last night's game. So I should be happy. While I can't get happy about a shutout loss - or any loss - at least everyone got a breather (bats included).

Maybe the Reds wore themselves out taking in the sights. Maybe Yankee Stadium lore got to their heads with Pettite on the mound. Or maybe they're one disciplined bat short of a decent offense.

Even Homer Bailey's peripherals betray him as a 4.50 ERA pitcher by nature. He draws an opposing pitcher that the Reds really should be able to get on. But that might not be how this works.

Believe it or not, a winning record for the New York trip and a winning historical inter-league record against the Yankees is still possible. You can still make it there, which by the commutative property means you can make it anywhere. Go Reds!

Homer Bailey
Stats Ivan Nova
4.35 (89) ERA (ERA+) 5.44 (79)
1.476 WHIP 1.674
1.80 K/BB 2.86
4.71 FIP 4.94
4.34 xFIP 3.78
4.51 SIERA 3.63
41.1 IP 430

Lineups

REDS

Chris Heisey (R) LF
Drew Stubbs (R) CF
Joey Votto (L) 1B
Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Jay Bruce (L) RF
Todd Frazier (R) 3B
Mike Costanzo (L) DH
Devin Mesoraco (R) C
Wilson Valdez (R) SS

YANKEES

Derek Jeter (R) SS
Curtis Granderson (L) CF
Robinson Cano (L) DH
Alex Rodriguez (R) 3B
Raul Ibanez (L) RF
Nick Swisher (S) 1B
Russell Martin (R) C
Dewayne Wise (L) LF
Jayson Nix (R) 2B

Bullpen Log

Reliever 5/14 5/15 5/16 5/17 5/18 5 day totals
Sean Marshall 1.0, 12p 1.0, 17p 3.0 IP, 48 pitches
Aroldis Chapman 0.2, 12p 1.0, 9p 1.0, 35p 2.2 IP, 56 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 0.2, 15p 1.0, 34p 1.2 IP, 49 pitches
Jose Arredondo 1.0, 16p 1.0, 12p 0.1, 6p 1.0 IP, 28 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.2 IP, 46 pitches
J.J. Hoover 1.0, 8p 1.0, 17p 3.1 IP, 47 pitches
Alfredo Simon 2.0, 46p 2.0 IP, 46 pitches