You mean the Reds have to play the Phillies again? Really?
Bet the ranch on this: Cincinnati will not lose by 20+ runs tonight. I just have a feeling.
Okay, Aaron Harang is pitching, and we really need a good start from the big guy, mainly because Paul Janish needs a breather. The Reds may have one other reliever available, as Robert Manuel has been recalled from AAA.
While you are anxiously awaiting the first pitch, here are a couple of items to read and discuss:
—This was posted in the comments earlier. It’s a good little read about Joey Votto and one nice family in Washington Township.
–Two Reds have been named “Defensive All-Stars” by FanGraphs (tip of the cap to RR). One of those names is obvious; the second honoree looked like a little leaguer in the outfield last night (he really is a quality fielder, but he didn’t show it last night; then again, no one looked like a big leaguer last night).
Lineup below the fold. Discuss!
Hairston Jr. SS