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2014 Gameday

Gameday 39: Reds vs. Phillies


Cincinnati Reds (18-21) at Philadelphia Phillies (17-21)

Starting Pitchers:
CIN: Alfredo Simon (4-2, 2.89)
PHI: Kyle Kendrick (0-3, 3.98)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Showers, 65
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A Note for Tonight:

This is certainly a winnable series for the Phillies as the Reds are missing the heart of their order in Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. Votto did not make the trip to Philadelphia, he’s out with a quad strain. Let’s see if they can take advantage.

Ben Revere is out tonight, dealing with a stomach virus. Jimmy Rollins slides up a spot and hopefully can use his .357 OBP to his advantage. Revere’s OBP is a lowly .284.


Rollins SS / Ruiz C / Utley 2B / Howard 1B / Byrd RF / Brown LF / Mayberry CF / Asche 3B / Kendrick P



  1. lefty

    May 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Someone paid more for the 2014 autographed baseball set than the 2008 set? That seems odd.

  2. Scotty Ingerton

    May 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Back in the day, Alfredo Simon was originally signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.

    • lefty

      May 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      You mean Carlos Cabrera

    • Ken Bland

      May 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Back in the day, huh? I wonder what point in time constitutes use of the phrase back in the day. That was 1999, so I guess it isn’t IN appropriate, but it still made me think of the humor of a 17 year old using the term ex in describing a relationship. 17 just seems young to have had anyone that could qualify as ex. Then again, they don’t make kids like they used to.

  3. Tracey

    May 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Ooo… 1-2-3 Ks for Bastardo. Shame the Phils won’t do anything t take advantage of it.

  4. Hogey's Role

    May 16, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Hey schmenkman, watching these last few games I’ve been wondering to myself; what is our bullpens ERA in games that we are ahead compared to their ERA when we are behind??

    It seems to me that they’re really good when we are losing and they’re terrible when we have a lead, the majority of the time..

  5. Tracey

    May 16, 2014 at 9:55 pm


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