Bautista, Blue Jays here
Reds lineup vs. Blue Jays
As Dusty Baker said on Wednesday, we have to see what the West Coast trip means in these games coming up. If the Reds can keep some momentum from the 5-2 trip, all is well. The last thing they need is to lay an egg this weekend vs. Toronto.
I will be very curious to see how Major League home run leader Jose Bautista handles his bat in GABP. With the warm weather and the small confines, there could be a few souvenirs this weekend if he’s not pitched carefully.
Rehab assignment updates:
*RHP Homer Bailey (right shoulder) pitched last night for Triple-A Louisville vs. Toledo, his second start. He allowed three runsand 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings with no walks and two strikeouts. There was one homer. He threw 83 pitches/55 strikes
*LHP Aroldis Chapman (left shoulder) pitched Wednesday for Double-A Carolina. His line for a one-inning start in the Mudcats’ 7-0 loss at Jackson was 1 ip, 0h, 0r, 1 bb, 2k, 28 pitches, 18 strikes.
*RHP Sam LeCure (right forearm) is scheduled to pitch again Saturday vs Toledo.