Reds lineup vs. Cardinals
Hernandez 2 Hanigan 2
*Volquez was slated to next pitch on Wednesday at Milwaukee, so there will obviously be a change there coming eventually. Stay tuned.
*Volquez has a 29.25 ERA in the first inning this season and a 1.93 ERA over the rest of the game. Over his first four starts, he combined to throw 128 pitches in the first inning and allowed 12 hits, 8 walks and 13 runs.
*In his second rehab assignment start for Triple-A Louisville, RHP Homer Bailey (rt. shoulder impingement) threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings with three hits, one walk and six strikeouts at Toledo. He threw 72 pitches, 48 strikes. Unless he feels lousy Monday, I can’t see how his next start isn’t for the Reds in five days.
*The Reds are looking for their first series win at Busch Stadium since a three-game sweep from June 5-7, 2006. Since then, they are 0-10-1 in the last 11 series here.
*This will be the 21st time the Reds appear on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. They are 7-13 in those games. The last time they played in the evening on Sunday was 5/8/05 vs. the Dodgers, a 9-3 loss. The last Sunday night win was a 3-0 victory over the Cubs on 8/13/00.
*Nothing is wrong with Hernandez, it was just a mistake and the club printed the wrong name at first.