4/28 vs. HOU
Reds lineup vs. Astros
*Jose Arredondo has retired his last 16 batters in a row. Gone from last season seems to be Arredondo’s penchant for walks. With the bullpen depleted early by injuries, the effectiveness of him, Aroldis Chapman and Logan Ondrusek has been a big boost.
*The Reds bullpen has a 2.45 ERA over its last eight games.
*On this date 56 years ago, Frank Robinson hit the first of his 586 career home runs.
*New Hall of Famer Barry Larkin turned 48 today.
*Nick Lachey will be on hand today as part of a fundraiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Lachey will serve as the honorary captain.
*In the Minor Leagues, Class A Bakersfield has won 11 in a row after a 3-7 start to their season.
*SS Billy Hamilton was 3-for-4 on Friday for Bakersfield and is batting .395 (32-for-81) in 21 games this seasaon. He has 12 stolen bases in his last five games, including seven in his last two games.
*At Double-A Pensacola, OF Ryan LaMarre is a 10-game hitting streak and he’s batting .378 (17-for-45) during the streak. It improved his overall batting average from .212 to .333