Jul 31, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey (34) pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
Huge game today, obviously, at 1:10 p.m.
What an odd lineup. Clint Hurdle seems to think Homer Bailey is a lefty. There's no good reason for Gaby Sanchez to start over Travis Snider here, and it's a shame to see Pedro Alvarez sit with a matchup that could, theoretically, get him going. That Michael McKenry is only going to start one game this series isn't a surprise, but it's a shame.