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Pitching matchups for the Reds series

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 20, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Tonight: RHP Edinson Volquez (9-2, 1.64) vs. RHP Mike Mussina (10-4, 3.87), 7:05, Channel 9

Saturday: RHP Daryl Thompson (debut) vs. RHP Dan Giese (1-1, 1.23), 1:05 p.m. YES

Sunday: RHP Johnny Cueto (5-7, 5.19) vs. LHP Andy Pettitte (7-5, 4.29), 1:05 p.m. YES

Notes: The Reds are at the Stadium for the first time since the Big Red Machine swept the Yankees in the 1976 World Series. Here’s the lineup they ran out there in their last appearance, on Oct. 21, 1976:

Rose 3B
Griffey RF
Morgan 2B
Perez 1B
Driessen DH
Foster LF
Bench C
Geronimo CF
Concepcion SS

Johnny Bench hitting seventh? Wow. … Old friend Andy Phillips is with the Reds as a backup. He is 3 for 20 with four RBI in 14 games. … Thompson hasn’t been officially named the starter but all indications are that he will get the call. Thompson was 3-0, 3.25 in four starts for Triple-A Louisville after going 3-2, 1.76 in 10 starts for Double-A Chattanooga. … The vaunted Jay Bruce has cooled off. The rookie is 7 of 42 in his last 11 games with one RBI and 15 strikeouts. … Get a good look at Ken Griffey Jr. This is the final year of his contract and retirement is beckoning. He’s hitting only .244.

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