The 2011 National League Central champion Cincinnati Reds return to action today. It’s a Cincinnati holiday: Opening Day!
This will be the beginning of our seventh season of following the Reds every day here at Redleg Nation (can you believe we’ve been here seven years?). Never before have expectations around here been this high, however. We’re all looking forward to a team that has a chance to win the World Series…and I can’t believe I just typed that. (For everything you need to know about the upcoming season, check out the fantastic season preview prepared by our friends over at the Enquirer.)
Edinson Volquez will take the mound for Cincinnati. His ERA on the season is 0.00, so he’s been doing very well thus far. Milwaukee will counter with Yovani Gallardo.
Here’s your game preview; here’s your starting lineup for our beloved Redlegs. While you’re waiting for the game to start, or between innings, head over to the Prediction Thread and tell us what you think about the upcoming season.
Discuss the game right here. I’ll try to check in from the ol’ ballyard. Enjoy!