8/22 at PHI

Reds lineup vs. Phillies

Cozart 6
Stubbs 8
Phillips 4
Ludwick 7
Bruce 9
Rolen 5
Frazier 3
Hanigan 2
Arroyo 1

*The Reds 7 1/2 game lead in the NL Central is their largest of the season.

*The Phillies have historically been a rough opponent for Bronson Arroyo. He is 1-7 with a 7.28 ERA in 10 games lifetime vs. the Phillies and is 0-2 with a 18.00 ERA at Citizens Bank Park.

*Aroldis Chapman has 22 consecutive saves since his last blown one on June 24 vs. the Twins and is tied with the Rangers’ Joe Nathan for the longest active streak. Chapman is one save shy of the club record for converting consecutive saves, held by John Franco (1988) and Rob Dibble (1991).

*And speaking of 1991, the Reds and Phillies will be wearing uniforms of that era tonight. The Phillies are doing it for some reason that we don’t know and the Reds are going along. Of course, Cincinnati’s 1991 uniforms are no different than the 1990 or 1975 uniforms. UPDATE — It’s 90’s night here at CBP. The band “Spacehog” is on the field rehearsing for their pre-game concert.


Mark, you getting any feeling on when Votto might come back? Any chance of Friday?

Don’t want to say 100 percent no, but it seems unlikely for Friday. I plan to check in on his progress later today.

My prediction is September 3.


1975 Reds uniforms didn’t have a stripe down the leg. But they are close.

1975 Reds uniforms had all-black shoes; 1990 shoes were red.

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