Rolen, Stubbs rested
Reds lineup vs. D-backs
*Scott Rolen gets a break coming off a night game. Although he has hit safely three of his last four games, it’s also a 3-for-17 stretch (.176).
“I could see he was a little slow the last couple of days,” manager Dusty Baker said.
*Drew Stubbs also is being rested despite batting .313 (10-for-32) with three homers his last eight games.
“You hate to give Stubbs a day off but you have to do it sometimes. Whenever I do, he seems to come back real strong,” Baker said.
***Just saw this after posting, but Stubbs is also 1-for-9 with 6 Ks vs. Arizona starter Daniel Hudson.
*I will be very curious to see what kind of reception Mike Leake will get when he takes the mound today.