Sunday, August 21, 2011


RHP Mike Leake (10-8, 4.00) gets it on against RHP James McDonald (8-6, 4.20) in the rubber match. The game will start at 1:35 PM and be shown on Root Sports.

Lineup: Jose Tabata RF, Garrett Jones 1B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Ryan Doumit C, Neil Walker 2B, Ryan Ludwick LF, Brandon Wood 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, James McDonald P.

Pretty much the bread-and-butter lineup against righties now; Dewey, Ludwick and Wood play for some pop in the lineup while long ball-challenged Matt Diaz, Xavier Paul, Josh Harrison and Mike McKenry sit.

  • Chris Resop will get an off day. Hanny  and Jose Veras have worked the past couple of games; by Clint Hurdle's reckoning, if either makes a showing today, they'll be out for tomorrow's DP against the Brewers. Might have to consider bending a rule there...
  • JT's contract extension is being announced now. We'll post the numbers a little later.
  • Charlie Morton has a 0.93 ERA against the Reds this year, the lowest ERA by any pitcher with 4 starts against any team in the majors this season.
  • BTW, Clint Hurdle didn't call Neil Walker's bunt last night; The Pittsburgh Kid channeled Ronny Cedeno and did it on his own. Swing the bat, dude!
  • Yesterday marked the eighth consecutive Saturday sellout at PNC Park.

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