Monday, May 23, 2011

Reds at Phillies: May 23rd through May 26th

Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:05, Thursday 1:05

Reds 25-22, 2nd Place in N.L. Central, 2 1/2 games behind the Cardinals
Phillies 28-18, 1st Place in N.L. East, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Marlins

First Game: The oldest franchise in baseball began its life in 1882 in the American Association, before switching over to the National League in 1890. The Reds met the Phillies for the first time ever back on May 16, 1890 in Philadelphia at Huntingdon Grounds. The Reds defeated the Phillies, 5-1, with Kid Gleason starting the game for the Phils.

Meet the Reds: Manager - Dusty Baker, in his fourth full season as manager of the Reds
Starters - Ryan Hangian (c), Joey Votto (1b), Brandon Phillips (2b), Scott Rolen (3b), Paul Janish (ss), Jonny Gomes (lf), Drew Stubbs (cf), Jay Bruce (rf)
Rotation - Bronson Arroyo (rhp), Johnny Cueto (rhp), Travis Wood (lhp), Homer Bailey (rhp), Edinson Volquez (rhp)
Bench - Ramon Hernandez (c), Miguel Cairo (inf), Edgar Renteria (inf), Chris Heisey (of), Fred Lewis (of)
Closer - Francisco Cordero (rhp)
Bullpen - Jose Arredondo (rhp), Bill Bray (lhp), Sam LeCure (rhp), Nick Masset (rhp), Logan Ondrusek (rhp), Jordan Smith (rhp)
Disabled List - Jared Burton (rhp), Aroldis Chapman (lhp)

At the Ballpark:  Tonight is another Hatfield Phillies Franks Dollar Dog Night and Tuesday night is Roy Oswalt bobble-head night.  Oswalt, of course, is the only Phillies starter who won't be appearing during this four-game series.

Reds Probables: Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Travis Wood, Homer Bailey
Phillies Probables:  Cole Hamels, Vance Worley, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee


Anonymous said...

Rumor is Gomes and Renteria are no longer with the team. todd Frazier is called up, supposedly, along with pitcher Matt Maloney.

No official announcement yet, though.

Jim said...

Nice to see Todd Frazier make his debut tonight. I'm sure his teammates won't let him forget how he threw his bat into the camera well on the first big league pitch he ever saw!