9/10 vs. PIT
Reds lineup vs. Pirates
*Jay Bruce is 2-for-29 with 15 strikeouts lifetime vs. Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez. As hot as Bruce has been (nine-game hitting streak and homers in 6 of his last 9 games), and as much as the offense overall has lagged these last few days, it appears as though Dusty Baker is hoping the often invoked law of averages is on Bruce’s side.
*Tony Cingrani’s Sunday outing (3ip, 1h, 1er, 0bb, 5k) had him join Angel Torres (5 K, 9/12/77 vs HOU) as the only relievers in franchise history to record five strikeouts in their Major League debuts.