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Game 79 Preview Thread: Reds @ Dodgers (10:10 EDT) Homer vs. Billingsley

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Los Angeles Dodgers

Monday, Jul 2, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT
Dodger Stadium

Homer Bailey vs Chad Billingsley

Clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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Hey dingos, there will be a first-pitch thread up later.

Sometimes Homer is a good pitcher, but sometimes Homer is not. Regardless, Homer is never a good name for a pitcher.

Ol' Hoss looks to shake off a few rough outings recently, pitching a combined 9.1 innings with 10 runs allowed (eight earned) over his last two starts. He'll look to tame the bronc tonight in Dodger Stadium, where his career numbers are not particularly encouraging (two starts and a 6.52 ERA). It's only two starts though, so Ol' Hoss gives you a look like he'd really appreciate it if you hens would stop cluckin' so much around his locker. He's trying to read his Louis L'Amour.

Chad Billingsley was conceived in the basement of Fort Defiance. He's been a solid #2-3 starter for the Dodgers for the past few years, striking out a good number of hitters, walking too many, eating a goodly number of innings, and generally demonstrating the archetypal qualities of a solid #2-3 starter. He's no Clayton Kershaw, but he ain't no Kip Wells, neither. The Reds have gotten the best of him in the 10 games he's pitched against them, as he's posted an ERA of nearly 5 in nearly 50 innings.

If you would like to read the 'pen log, please do so after the jaernk.


Bullpen Log

Reliever 6/27 6/28 6/29 6/30 7/1 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman MIKE MAT 0 IP, 0 pitches
Sean Marshall LEAKE LATOS 1.0, 12p 1.0 IP, 12 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 11p ! 2ND 1.0, 16p 2.0 IP, 27 pitches
Jose Arredondo 0.2, 32p 1.0, 18p MIKE CONSE 0.2, 16p 1.1 IP, 48 pitches
Sam LeCure 0.1, 5p 1.0, 26p LEAKE CUTIVE 1.1 IP, 31 pitches
Alfredo Simon 2.0, 28p ! CG 2.0 IP, 28 pitches
Bill Bray 1.0, 15p ! 11 1.0 IP, 15 pitches