Cozart, SSStubbs, CFPhillips, 2BLudwick, LFBruce, RFRolen, 3BFrazier 1BHanigan, CArroyo, P
1. Jimmy Rollins, SS2. Juan Pierre, LF3. Chase Utley, 2B4. Ryan Howard, 1B5. John Mayberry, CF6. Domonic Brown, RF7. Placido Polanco, 3B8. Brian Schneider, C9. Vance Worley, P
*Gametime Forecast: 81°F • Partly Cloudy • 10%PoP
*The Reds 7 1/2 game lead in the NL Central is their largest of the season.
*The Phillies have historically been a rough opponent for Bronson Arroyo. He is 1-7 with a 7.28 ERA in 10 games lifetime vs. the Phillies and is 0-2 with a 18.00 ERA at Citizens Bank Park.
*Aroldis Chapman has 22 consecutive saves since his last blown one on June 24 vs. the Twins and is tied with the Rangers’ Joe Nathan for the longest active streak. Chapman is one save shy of the club record for converting consecutive saves, held by John Franco (1988) and Rob Dibble (1991).
*And speaking of 1991, the Reds and Phillies will be wearing uniforms of that era tonight. The Phillies are doing it for some reason that we don’t know and the Reds are going along. Of course, Cincinnati’s 1991 uniforms are no different than the 1990 or 1975 uniforms.
Worley (6-8, 4.11) has given up four runs in each of his last three outings, going 0-2 with a 7.90 ERA. He lasted only 4 2/3 innings of Friday's 6-2 loss to Milwaukee, and opponents are hitting .367 off him during his rough stretch.
"It's upsetting. I know I'm better than what I'm doing," Worley said. "I'm just not catching the breaks this year."
The right-hander is 1-0 with a 5.73 ERA in two career starts versus the Reds -- both last season -- and will look to help Philadelphia (57-66) bounce back after having its three-game winning streak snapped Tuesday.
With those Arroyo numbers in Philly, looks like it sure is a good thing we prevailed last night.
In only 7 innings total for those 2 starts in CBP, a total of 14 runs (all earned) on 20 hits, including 5 bombs.
... and I thought his Toronto numbers were bad. Mercy!
Not usually this optimistic but I feel good about tonights game.
Big game from Jay Bruce tonight.
I think the X factor(s) for tomorrow's game will be Frazier/Ludwick/Paul
Those three don't seem to be afraid of any pitcher and so far nobody has solved Frazier's approach at the plate. The guy can hit one handed homer runs for crying out loud!
How about this one?
1 Hanigan2 Phillips3 Frazier4 Bruce5 Ludwick6 Rolen7 Cozart 8 Stubbs9 Arroyo