June 5, 2012

Daily Brief: Pirates challenging for first in NLC

Last Game
The Reds were off yesterday. Before that, they closed out a series with the Astros.

Next Game
Today the Reds start a three-game series with the second-place Pirates tonight. If the Pirates sweep the series, they can be tied for first. Yet again the Reds face A.J. Burnett, this time with Homer Bailey on the mound.

Let’s Get a CG Streak Going
The last time the Reds faced A.J. Burnett (just 6 days ago) it ended in a 1-2 loss. The last time Homer Bailey faced the Pirates (just 7 days ago) it ended in a 8-1 win and a 4-hit complete game.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Homer Bailey was the 7th overall pick in the 2004 draft. He was 18.

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