Reds lineup vs. Giants
In light of his bullpen being spent and coming off of Friday’s 13-inning win over the Giants, Reds manager Dusty Baker did not hide what he’s hoping for tonight out of Mike Leake.
“A complete game would be wonderful,” Baker said.
It’s unlikely that Aroldis Chapman or Jose Arredondo are available tonight.
“That was a gutsy performance from those guys,” Baker said. “I really don’t know if we have any of those guys tonight. Chapman, he wasn’t even supposed to pitch. Arredondo wasn’t supposed to pitch. But they were fresher than Ondrusek and Sam LeCure.”
Closer Francisco Cordero is available to pitch tonight if needed.
“I had Coco slated to go two innings yesterday, which I try not to do too often,” Baker said. “He said he feels pretty good today. He came out of it pretty good, considering (he threw) two innings. What 30 pitches? That’s one inning sometimes.”