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Game 157: Reds @ Pirates (7:10 EDT). Bailey vs. Burnett.

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The Reds play a friendly against the Pirates.

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire


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Cincinnati Reds
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Friday, Sep 28, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
PNC Park

Homer Bailey vs A.J. Burnett

Coverage

TV: FSO-HD, ROOT-HD; RADIO: WLW, KDKA; WEB: MLB.tv, Gameday Audio, Gameday

Weather

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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Depending on which series the Reds land in, they won't play another home game until either October 9 or October 10. In any case, they'll need to steel themselves for some crummy early fall weather in the Midwest.

While we're making plans over here, the Pirates have been in a downward spiral of self-destruction. They led the Reds in the Central at the All Star Break. They were in a virtual tie for the 2nd Wild Card at the end of August. And now they have to win out their final six games just to salvage the franchise's first winning record since 1992. It's not Roger Clemens who needs to come out of retirement - it's Barry Bonds. If he suits up for a game, maybe it would set things right. Hell, Jim Leyland might be looking for a job soon. They've tried everything else.

The Pirates are deserving of our pity. Not in a condescending way. And not real-world pity. Just baseball pity, from a fan-base that was in their shoes for a little while.

Homer Bailey Stats AJ Burnett
3.92 (108)
ERA (ERA+) 3.53 (107)
1.297
WHIP 1.235
2.98
K/BB 2.92
195.0
IP 188.2

REDS LINEUP

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

PIRATES LINEUP

Alex Presley (L) LF
Jordy Mercer (R) 2B
Andrew McCutchen (R) CF
Garrett Jones (L) 1B
Jose Tabata (R) RF
Pedro Alvarez (L) 3B
Clint Barmes (R) SS
Rod Barajas (R) C
A.J. Burnett (R) P

Bullpen Log

Reliever September Season totals
Aroldis Chapman 5.2 IP, 103 pitches
69.2 IP, 1165 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 12.0 IP, 196 pitches
56.2 IP, 895 pitches
Sean Marshall 9.1 IP, 149 pitches
59.1 IP, 988 pitches
Jose Arredondo 6.0 IP, 109 pitches
59 IP, 1048 pitches
Sam LeCure 8.1 IP, 135 pitches
55.2, 912 pitches
Alfredo Simon 5.0 IP, 103 pitches 59.0 IP, 972 pitches
J.J. Hoover 6.2 IP, 123 pitches
63.2 IP (AAA+MLB)
Logan Ondrusek 6.1 IP, 108 pitches 57.2 IP (MLB+AAA)
Tony Cingrani 4.0 IP 61.0 IP (A+, AA + MLB)
Todd Redmond 0 IP 152.0 IP (AAA + MLB)
Pedro Villareal 1.0 IP 149.2 IP (AA, AAA + MLB)