Lineup, FS Ohio statement
Reds lineup vs. Astros
*This is the first game Jonny Gomes hasn’t started after four in a row.
*The last time Astros starter Nelson Figueroa faced the Reds on 9/29/10 (the day after the Reds clinched the NL Central), he worked 6 2/3 scoreless innings. However, the Reds didn’t run out their ‘A’ lineup for that game.
*Got a few inquiries about the four ill-timed commercial breaks during last night’s game on television. Here is a press statement from Fox Sports Ohio:
During the Cincinnati Reds telecast last night, advertisements interrupted game action for some viewers. This issue occurred only for Time Warner Cable customers, as Time Warner experienced a technical issue.
Time Warner ensures us that steps are being taken so that this does not occur again.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
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