Thursday, September 4, 2014
Mike Leake v. Chris Tillman
The big story tonight? This is the first "season's over" lineup we've seen from Price so far.
Not a moment too soon.
Ryan Ludwick, Jay Bruce, Brandon Phillips, Brayan Pena, Billy Hamilton, and Zack Cozart aren't in the lineup today. Devin's there, but as a DH. Todd Frazier is there to keep MLB off of the Reds' for tanking, presumably.
For me, I'm relishing this chance to see Yorman Rodriguez play. I want to see what Jake Elmore brings to the table. I'm excited for Tucker Barnhart to get some regular innings behind the plate. Even our guy Donald Lutz gets a start.
Mike Leake will be the recipient of this mystery offense, and the way he's pitching right now, he's the Reds starter most likely to not really need the help. He's coming off of 2 scoreless outings, both against good teams in Pittsburgh and Atlanta.
He'll face Chris Tillman, who's having a great year in the Orioles rotation. He had a 1.33 ERA in August, which is pretty good.
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