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Game 29: Reds @ Brewers (8:10 EDT). Yo vs. Ho

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Tuesday, May 7, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT
Miller Park

Homer Bailey vs. Yovani Gallardo

Mostly cloudy. Game time temperature around 60. Winds to the west around 10 MPH. Slight chance of showers throughout the game.

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The Reds look to extend their "winning-streak" to three games tonight as Homer Bailey takes the mound opposed by Yovani Gallardo. Homer has pitched 4 consecutive quality starts, sporting a solid 3.77 ERA. Amazingly, Bailey has produced this season despite sub-par peripherals. Compared to last season Bailey's K/9 is down while his BB/9 and HR/9 are up. Sometimes it really is better to be lucky than good.

Homer's counterpart hasn't been so lucky. Despite striking out nearly 1 hitter per inning, Gallardo has been knocked around to the tune of a 5.79 ERA in 6 starts. He has struggled with his control thus far (throwing 41% balls), with a BB/9 of 3.86. A patient approach might serve the Reds well in this one. It should be noted however, that Gallardo's inflated ERA is entirely the work of the St. Louis Cardinals' offense. In 2 starts against the WLBs, Gallardo allowed 14 earned runs over 5.2 innings pitched. All four starts against non-Cardinals teams were quality starts for Yovani.

Lineups after the jump!




Reds Brewers
Zack Cozart SS
Nyjer Morgan CF
Drew Stubbs CF
Rickie Weeks 2B
Joey Votto 1B
Ryan Braun LF
Brandon Phillips 2B Aramis Ramirez 3B
Jay Bruce RF
Corey Hart RF
Scott Rolen 3B
Jonathan Lucroy C
Ryan Ludwick LF Travis Ishikawa 1B
Devin Mesoraco C
Cesar Izturis SS
Homer Bailey RHP Yovani Gallardo RHP

Bullpen Log

Reliever 5/3 5/4 5/5 5/6 5/7 5 day totals
Sean Marshall 1.0, 20p Cueto CG! 1.0, 16p 2.0 IP, 16 pitches
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 16p 1.1, 20p 2.1 IP, 36 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 12p 1.1, 11p 2.1 IP, 23 pitches
Jose Arredondo 1.0, 10p 1.0, 30p 2.0 IP, 40 pitches
Sam LeCure 0.0 IP, 0 pitches
J.J. Hoover 0.2, 18p 0.2 IP, 18 pitches
Alfredo Simon 1.0, 8p 1.0 IP, 8 pitches