August 2013

Game 111: vs. Cardinals

This is Jeremy Warnemuende filling in for Mark. He’ll be back for the San Diego series next weekend.

The Reds optioned right-handed reliever Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville today. Pedro Villarreal gets the call-up from Louisville for his third stint in the Majors this season. He made his only appearance on June 5 against the Rockies, pitching in an emergency role after Johnny Cueto couldn’t start because of his injured right shoulder. Villarreal threw 3 2/3 innings in that game, giving up six runs on 10 hits and two walks.

Manager Dusty Baker utilized five relievers in Friday’s 13-3 loss, as Aroldis Chapman and Manny Parra were the only guys left in the bullpen at the end of the night. Not an ideal way to start a huge series against the Cardinals. Partch replaced starter Bronson Arroyo in the fourth and walked four batters, gave up three hits and surrendered five runs, including two homers, in 1 1/3 innings.

Here’s today’s lineup for Game 2 against St. Louis:

Shin-Soo Choo 8
Chris Heisey 7
Joey Votto 3
Brandon Phillips 4
Jay Bruce 9
Jack Hannahan 5
Zack Cozart 6
Devin Mesoraco 2
Tony Cingrani 1

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