Rolen back in the fold
Reds lineup vs. Cardinals
*Obviously, a roster move is pending for the activation of Scott Rolen. No word yet.
*Against Kyle Lohse, Edgar Renteria has the best career numbers at 5-for-12 (.467) with all singlesand one RBI. Fred Lewis is 2-for-3 with two doubles. Joey Votto is 3-for-9 (.333).
*Against Bronson Arroyo lifetime, Lance Berkman is hitting .292 with five homers and 14 RBIs.
*Since Homer Bailey and Johnny Cueto came off the DL, the Reds rotation is 5-0 with a 1.71 ERA. That included a 24-inning scoreless streak that was snapped on Wednesday.
*Cardinals skipper Tony LaRussa will not be with his club this weekend as he continues to be ill with shingles.
*Three games into his rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville, Juan Francisco is 4-for-15 (.267) with one double, two RBIs and three strikeouts.
*From the Reds: Through 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday 5/25 fans can register at reds.com for the opportunity to purchase up to 4 individual tickets to the 6/20-6/22 games vs the Yankees…fans selected will be notified on or about Fri, 5/27 via thee-mail address submitted on the registration form.
*And if you don’t mind some non-Reds news, Hall of Famer and former Twins great Harmon Killebrew announced today he was entering hospice care as he loses his fight against esophageal cancer. I had the prvilege to interview Harmon a few times in person when I covered the Twins and occassionally talked with him on the phone as well for stories. He could not have been more gracious to speak with and there isn’t a nicer gentleman around the game of baseball.