8/20 at PHI
Reds lineup vs. Phillies
*Although the Phillies are struggling this season, the Reds aren’t overlooking this series. They were 1-7 vs. the Phillies and are 4-15 at Citizens Bank Park the past five seasons. That includes last season’s 19-inning marathon loss. And this was the place that Phillie starter Roy Halladay dropped a no-hitter on the Reds in the 2010 NLDS. Halladay is pitching tonight, and was on the mound last year to start the 19-inning game.
*Miguel Cairo is 5-for-15 lifetime vs. Halladay, Xavier Paul is 2-for-5 and Chris Heisey is 0-for-1, while Drew Stubbs is 3-for-12 and Todd Frazier is 0-for-1. I’m sure the matchups play a part in the manager’s decisions to feature the lineup.
*If you’d like, I will be on MLB Network’s “The Rundown” talking Reds a few times between 3-5 p.m. ET today. Check it out.