The mighty Redlegs return to action tonight with a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 National League Division Series. Cincinnati can clinch a spot in the NLCS with a victory tonight.
Mr. No-No, Homer Bailey, will take the mound for the Reds. As Greg noted earlier today:
Over his last 7 starts, Homer Bailey has a 1.85 ERA with a 0.74 WHIP, .463 opponent OPS, 1.7 BB/9, 8.9 K/9, & 0.7 HR/9. This includes 3 starts at GABP. Bailey faced the Giants once this year, back on April 26th in GABP against tonightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s starter, Ryan Vogelsong. Bailey was in line for the win after tossing 6.1 IP and allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 6. He threw just 86 pitches, 59 for strikes. It was Sean MarshallÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first blown save of the season, back when he was still the closer, as he allowed a 3-run homerun in the 9th inning to Angel Pagan.
The Giants will counter with Ryan Vogelsong, a 34-year old right-hander who finished up the season with a 14-9 record and a 3.37 ERA. In the second half of the season, however, Vogelsong’s ERA is 4.78.
Here’s your game preview. Go Redlegs.