June 1, 2012

Daily Brief: from A.J. to J.A.

Last Game
The Reds had an off-day yesterday to recover from their first lost series in the last six.

Next Game
Tonight the Reds visit the Houston Astros. Just two days after facing an “A.J.” in A.J. Burnett for the Pirates, tonight they take on a “J.A.” in J.A. Happ, who’s going for the ‘Stros. Mike Leake will take the mound for the good guys.

Joey Votto: Rock of Consistency
Until Wednesday’s game against the Pirates when Mike Costanzo got a start there, Joey Votto was the only guy who had started at first base for the Reds for the season. No other position had had only one starter. Until then, he was also the only guy who had batted third in the line-up; Jay Bruce filled in on Wednesday.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
The Reds’ team ERA for the month of May was 3.29.

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