10/1 at STL
Reds lineup vs. Cardinals
*I was a little surprised to see Phillips in there, only because of that tightness in his left leg on Sunday that forced him out of the game. It was considered minor though.
*Reds pitcher Homer Bailey, fresh from the no-hitter at Pittsburgh on Friday, was named the National League’s player of the week today.
*Bronson Arroyo needs three innings to get to 200 innings. He just missed with 199 last season. As written the other day, it would give the Reds four 200 inning starters this season. In his one previous start vs. the Cardinals, here at Busch Stadium, he gave up three runs and five hits for a 6-3 win. But he is 8-12 with a 4.54 ERA lifetime against St. Louis. Arroyo is also trying to become the fourth Reds pitcher to notch 13 wins this season.
*The Reds pitching staff’s 1,224 strikeouts is the second-highest total in franchise history. It is three K’s shy of the club’s single-season record (1,227 in 2008).