Monday, May 23, 2011
Reds at Phillies: May 23rd through May 26th
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