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Game 139: Reds vs. Astros (7:10 EDT).

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Houston Astros
@ Cincinnati Reds

Friday, Sep 7, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Lucas Harrell vs Homer Bailey


TV: FSO-HD, FSH-HD; RADIO: WLW, KTRH, KLAT: WEB:, Gameday Audio, Gameday


Mostly cloudy, rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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This is the fourth time the Reds have faced Lucas Harrell this season. He's been very good over his three previous outings, though Homer Bailey has been even better against the 'stros this year: 1 ER in 15 innings, with 16 Ks.

This is also the second meeting of Bailey & Harrell - which kind of sounds like an intra-UK Prime MInister Summit - and I already droned on about how similar they are last time. All that's left to say is that if Homer Bailey makes a start in the post-season, it had better not be at home. It's staggering how ironic that first name is.

The Astros are anything but a slugging ballclub, so Homer's history of housin' Houston should be the stronger force. But the Reds can't take anything for granted until they're safely in Clinchmas Town. Least of all Mr. Harrell.

Lineup, Mega Bullpen Log and Bench Bats after the jump.

Homer Bailey Stats Lucas Harrel
4.09 (104)
ERA (ERA+) 3.81 (106)
WHIP 1.319
K/BB 1.90
IP 165.1



Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Chris Heisey (R) CF
Joey Votto (L) 1B
Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
Jay Bruce (L) RF
Todd Frazier (R) 3B
Dioner Navarro (S) C
Wilson Valdez (R) SS
Homer Bailey (R) P

Reds' bench:

Drew Stubbs (R) CF
Denis Phipps (R) OF
Xavier Paul (L) OF
Ryan Hanigan (R) C
Devin Mesoraco (R) C
Miguel Cairo (R) IF
Zack Cozart (R) SS - day-to-day
Didi Gregorius (L) SS
Henry Rodriguez (S) 2B, 3B
Scott Rolen (R) 3B


Jose Altuve (R) 2B
Jimmy Paredes (S) RF
Brett Wallace (L) 1B
Justin Maxwell (R) CF
Fernando Martinez (L) LF
Matt Downs (R) 3B
Chris Snyder (R) C
Tyler Greene (R) SS
Lucas Harrell (S) P

Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/31 9/2 9/3 9/4 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 16p 1.0, 20p -
2.0 IP, 36 pitches
Sean Marshall 1.0, 11p
1.0 IP, 11 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 1.0, 18p 1.0, 12p -
2.0 IP, 30 pitches
Jose Arredondo 1.0, 21p -
1.0 IP, 21 pitches
Sam LeCure 2.0, 23p
2.0 IP, 23 pitches
J.J. Hoover 1.0, 13p - 1.0 IP, 13 pitches
Alfredo Simon 2.2, 30p
2.2 IP, 30 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 11p -
1.0, 11 pitches
Tony Cingrani -
0 IP, 0 pitches
Todd Redmond 2.0, 52p -
2.0 IP, 52 pitches
Pedro Villareal 1.0, 12p
1.0 IP, 12 pitches