Bruce still out, Frazier starting
Reds lineup vs. Braves
*UPDATE — Jay Bruce is bothered by an inner ear issue. I did not see him in the clubhouse myself, but was told he was around and not looking good.
“He is terrible,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “Right now Jay is having an inner ear problem. He just woke up with it. I just saw him the afternoon before and he was great, walking his dog and seeing his girl. That’s why as a manager, you have to get here early because you don’t know what can happen overnight. You show up later, and something happens – always.”
*Jonny Gomes is 4-for-8 with one homer lifetime vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe and Drew Stubbs is 4-for-7 with three RBIs. On the other hand, Joey Votto is 2-for-8 and Brandon Phillips is 2-for-14
*At 48-51 entering today, the Reds are trying to avoid going a season-high four games under .500. That hasn’t happened since they were 7-11 on April 24, 2010.
*After 100 games last season, the Reds were 55-45.