The Reds-White Sox game on Friday night was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader tomorrow. Here is the schedule:

Game 1:

4:10 PM (EST)
Johnny Cueto (2-3, 2.72 ERA) vs Hector Noesi (0-3, 6.75 ERA)

Game 2:

30 minutes after Game 1 (no earlier than 7:10 PM)
Jason Marquis (3-1, 5.22 ERA) vs Carlos Rodon (0-0, 2.84 ERA)

Note: Joey Votto will be suspended for the first game, but will be available for the second game.

19 Responses

  1. rhayex

    I like how they’re making sure Cueto’s pitching the game Votto’s suspended. They can afford to miss him.

    • RedInInd

      Johnny usually needs all the run support he can get.

    • docmike

      Well, Votto has to sit out the first game regardless of who’s pitching. But if Cueto got to choose which game he pitched, then Votto’s absence may not have mattered to him.

      I remember when the Reds played the Cubs in a day/night DH a couple years ago, it was announced that Cueto would pitch the early game because that was his preference.

  2. I-71_Exile

    I was hoping that would be the case for Votto. I love me some doubleheaders.

  3. seat101

    Is there not an unwritten rule in baseball, which allows the pitcher with most seniority to decide which game to pitch in a doubleheader?

  4. vared

    So … a “real” double header? Not a day/night deal? That’s pretty rare these days isn’t it? I’ll give the Sox credit. From a fan’s perspective, I wish there were more of them – I know it makes it difficult for the teams, however.

  5. CP

    I’m looking forward to watching Carlos Rodon pitch. The kid is good.

  6. RedInInd

    Hope to see goats and rainbows after the nightcap. Get ’em Jason!

  7. GreatRedLegsFan

    No news of Gregg’s DFA yet?

  8. BigRedMachine

    Anyone know of any analysis (fangraphs, wherever) of lineups where the pitcher batted 8th and a low OBP batter hit 9th? I understand the OBP math says Hamilton should bat 9th but I’m curious how often something like that has been done in the NL and how it worked out.

    • Eric the Red

      I can’t answer your question, but in case it’s helpful to you the Cubs have been doing it all season.

  9. Indy Red Man

    Inglesias or somebody off the streets somewhere > Gregg
    Falu (.277 in 100+ major league atbats 8bb /14ks) and .380 obp at Lville > Schumaker

    I absolutely guarantee Schumaker couldn’t put together .380 obp at AA right now

    The Reds have more than enough talent to win but not with Jocketty/Price twiddling their thumbs. We’ll be in firesale mode well before Labor Day

    • Indy Red Man

      Falu is in his early 30s….maybe he’s learned his limitations? He’s a switch-hitter…played well in spring training and .380 obp at Lville is nothing to sneeze at. I don’t know what the hell WAR means but everytime I watch Schumaker attempt to play baseball…I want to go to war with my dog and he loses. If Jocketty has to have ex-Cardinals on the roster…go find Jack Clark.

  10. Tom Reed

    Even with the Jocketty/Price team running the show, a lot can happen in these two months before the ASG.

    • Gaffer

      Agreed, they can be either 5 or 15 games out.

  11. Vicferrari

    We had Jack for that, now are we paying Jack not to do that?

  12. Ken Pyles

    I am depressed about the Reds. A couple of years ago, they seemed to be a team with a lot of promise. I know we have had bad luck with injuries, but where have all the good pitchers gone? Where did this manager come from?