A Cain Mutiny?

As well as the Reds West Coast trip is going — already 5-1 — it could move into extraordinary mode with a good showing against the Wild Card contending Giants. The toughest pitcher they could face is in the opener, Matt Cain.

*This was Cain’s line vs. the Reds at GABP on June 8 during a 3-0 loss: 9 ip, 7 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K.

*Cain is 3-3 with a 3.21 ERA in seven career starts vs. CIN.

*The Reds best hitter against Cain is Laynce Nix, who is 5-for-11 (.455) with one homer.

*Lurking ahead on Tuesday for the Giants is lefty Jonathan Sanchez, who is 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA against CIN in three starts. Sanchez was a 6-3 loser on June 9 at GABP after he gave up three runs and seven hits over five innings.

*From Better off Red czar and resident club mathlete Jamie Ramsey, the Reds are 97-65 over their last 162 games.

*With some of the Triple Crown talk about Joey Votto lately, the Reds answered a question I admit to not knowing. I knew Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski was the last Triple Crown winner in 1967. What I did not know is that no NL player has won it since the Cardinals’ Joe Medwick in 1937.

*For those who are interested, here is the link to see video of Votto’s 10-pitch AB against Jonathan Broxton from Sunday: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=11274655

Monday lineup vs. SF

Phillips 4
Nix 7
Votto 3
Rolen 5
Edmonds 8
Bruce 9
Hernandez 2
Janish 6
Volquez 1

 

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2 Comments

This is gonna be a great September.

I am baffle3d by a comment that Paul Keels , a reds TV commentator made regarding surgery in July of 2009. I do not remember it and I have googled information and have come up empty. Could you possibly help me out on Surgery details for Cueto or is Paul Keels just absent minded and makes up things as he goes along.

I have been at or watched every single game the reds hav e played except for one all year and the times Paul eels is on air he seems to know very little about baseball and sometimes doesn’t even know which player had what hit, injury, etc

I know Volques had surgery could that be who absent minded Paul was tlking about

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