5/19 at NYY
Reds lineup vs. Yankees
*Ryan Ludwick, who was hit on the left elbow by a pitch Thursday, is available but got an extra day.
*Dusty Baker was asked if he’d like to see a more diversified offense with the pretense his club relies quite a lot on the home run ball.
“To tell you the truth, I’d like to see some more long ball,” Baker replied. I like to see some variation of offense but we need to get our top guys on in front of the long ball guys. I’d like some more speed, everybody wants that. We’ve been out longballed…in a homer-friendly park. Brandon has two, Rolen has two, Joey has six. We’ve got some guys behind in the pace but they’ll pick it up. We’ve got some young guys that haven’t been here that long that are still learning to hit.”
The Reds have been out-homered, 37-33, this season entering Saturday.
“If guys end up to where they’d normally be, we’ve got some homers coming,” Baker said.