May 29, 2012

Daily Brief: It’s all about the pitching

Last Game
The Reds broke their modest winning streak with a loss to the Pirates yesterday. The Reds remain in first place, but only by a half game. The win extended the Pirates’ win streak to 4 and brought their record to .500.

Next Game
Tonight at 7:05 p.m. the Reds and Pirates face off again in PNC Park. Homer Bailey (3-3, 4.19 ERA) goes up against Charlie Morton (2-5, 4.27 ERA).

Forecast calls for baseball showers in Pittsburgh
The Reds hit 17 home runs in the 7-game homestand they just finished, and the Pirates’ starting pitcher tonight has trouble keeping guys in the park. It could be quite a show tonight.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
The average age of the Reds’ starting rotation is 27.3 years. Without Bronson Arroyo, the average age is 25.

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