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Game 118 Preview & Thread: Reds vs. Mets (7:10 EDT). Bailey vs. Harvey.

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New York Mets
@ Cincinnati Reds

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Matt Harvey vs. Homer Bailey


TV: MLB Network (subject to local blackout), FSO-HD, SNY-HD; RADIO: WLW, WFAN, WQBU; WEB:, Gameday Audio, Gameday


Partly cloudy. 85 degrees. Winds out to RF at 10 mph.

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Just throw away whatever you were using to guide you through the second half. Ryan Ludwick and Scott Rolen rise from the dead. The Reds play their best baseball after losing their best player. Leake beats Dickey. None of this makes much sense, which is a consumately enjoyable (and vexing) part of the game. Like a good work of art, this season has been difficult to predict and explain.

Homer Bailey is out to prove he doesn't need an innings limit. In the two previous outing before his last, his velocity had ticked down, but he seems to have found it again in mist most recent start - which was an unimpressive (if windswept) one against the Cubs.

I bet you didn't think the Reds would be facing Kelly Shoppach this series, did you?

Homer Bailey Stats Matt Harvey
4.05 (103)
ERA (ERA+) 3.63 (1.08)
WHIP 1,299
K/BB 2.17
xFIP -
IP 22.1



Zack Cozart (R) SS
Drew Stubbs (R) CF
Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
Jay Bruce (L) RF
Todd Frazier (R) 1B
Scott Rolen (R) 3B
Devin Mesoraco (R) C
Homer Bailey (R) P


Ruben Tejada (R) SS
Mike Baxter (L) RF
David Wright (R) 3B
Ike Davis (L) 1B
Scott Hairston (R) CF
Justin Turner (R) 2B
Jason Bay (R) LF
Kelly Shoppach (R) C
Matt Harvey (R) P

Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/10 8/11 8/12 8/13 8/14 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 13p 1.0, 17p -
2.0 IP, 30 pitches
Sean Marshall -
1.0, 11p I
1.0 IP, 11 pitches
Jonathan Broxton -
0 IP, 0 pitches
Logan Ondrusek -
0 IP, 0 pitches
Jose Arredondo -
1.0, 22p co
1.0 IP, 22 pitches
Sam LeCure -
0 IP, 0 pitches
Alfredo Simon -
0 IP, 0 pitches

Bullpen notes:

  • Eventually, the Reds will need their bullpen again.