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The NL Central Champion Reds (97-65) and NL West Champion Giants (94-68) will kickoff Game One of the NLDS on Saturday beginning at 9:37pm ET. Cincinnati will pit ace Johnny Cueto (19-9, 2.78) up against San Francisco ace Matt Cain (16-5, 2.79) in what is sure to be a pitcher's duel, on paper at least. The game will be aired by TBS.
Here are 10 notes for you to mull over regarding the opening game at AT&T Park:
1) Cain touts a tidy 2.03 ERA and 0.904 WHIP in 15 starts at home this season. He is 4-5 with a 3.54 ERA in 10 lifetime starts against Cincinnati. He has yet to allow an earned run in postseason play during his career (3g, 21.1 IP).
2) Cueto has fared quite well against the Giants in the past as evidenced by his 2-1 record and 1.93 ERA in four career starts (28 IP). His only postseason start prior to this one came in 2010 when he took the loss against the Phillies in the NLDS (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER).
3) Only one team in the National League had a better roa...
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After initially announcing that the playoff roster would be set on Friday, the Cincinnati Reds changed their mind and didn’t announce it until a few hours before tonight’s game.
The players who didn’t make it aren’t a surprise. Devin Mesoraco, Mike Leake, and Logan Ondrusek were all left off.
The Reds and Giants will lock horns for Game Two of the NLDS beginning tonight at 9:37 EST.
Here are five quick storylines about the pivotal game:
1) Which Bronson Arroyo will we see on Sunday? Although the 35-year old has experienced a bounceback season this year (12-10, 3.74 ERA, 3.69 K/BB), he's still vulnerable to a terrible outing from time to time. There has...
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P&G has committed $2,000,000 to the Cincinnati Reds and the Reds Community Fund’s “Urban Youth Academy.”
The Reds Urban Youth Academy will be a baseball and softball training facility at Roselawn Park in Cincinnati that provides free, year-round instruction for boys and girls ages 6-18 from Greater Cincinnati and throughout Reds Country.
The road to the World Series starts tonight for the Reds as they take on the Giants in San Francisco in game one of the National League Division Series. The game starts at 9:37pm EST and features both teams' aces matching up against each other on the mound in Johnny Cueto and Matt Cain. Obviously the Reds will have to get past the Giants in order to win the World Series,...
The Redlegs hope to take a 2-0 series lead back to Cincinnati by securing another victory tonight. Here's the lineup with which Dusty Baker is sending out there in an effort to do so:
2B Brandon Phillips
SS Zack Cozart
1B Joey Votto
LF Ryan Ludwick
RF Jay Bruce
3B Scott Rolen
C Ryan Hanigan
CF Drew Stubbs
SP Bronson Arroyo
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Someone pinch me, I’m dreaming.
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