Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Homer Bailey vs Scott Kazmir
Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.
The Reds try to rebound tonight and claim the "Ohio Cup" for 2013. After winning the two-game series against the Tribe in Cincinnati, Bronson Arroyo got lit up for 5 runs last night in the loss.
Homer Bailey takes the ball tonight hoping to build on his impressive start to the 2013 season. In 7 of his 10 starts this season, Bailey has allowed 2 runs or fewer. Some might be worried about his workload, having averaged more than 112 pitches over his last three start. It would be a good time for Bailey to have a low-pitch-count, easy effort tonight. The Indians counter with Scott Kazmir. Sporting an ERA around 6, Kazmir has been pretty terrible for Cleveland. He has yet to pitch more than 6 innings in a game this year and he's putting runners on base far more than a pitcher should. You have to like this match-up for the Reds.
The 'pen is in good shape, at least from a workload perspective.
|Reliever||5/25||5/26||5/27||5/28||5/29||5 day totals|
|Aroldis Chapman||1.0, 13p||1.0, 17p||2.0 IP, 30 pitches
|Jonathan Broxton||1.0, 16p||0.2, 9p||1.2 IP, 25 pitches|
|Sam LeCure||1.0, 13p||0.1, 5p||1.1 IP, 18 pitches
|J.J. Hoover||2.0, 38p||1.0, 17p
||3.0 IP, 55 pitches
|Logan Ondrusek||0.2, 25p||1.1, 31p
||2.0 IP, 56 pitches
||0.1, 14p||0.1, 3||0.2 IP, 17 pitches|
|Alfredo Simon||2.0, 30p||
2.0 IP, 30 pitches