Manager Bryan Price continues to adjust the Reds lineup. Tonight, the return of Jay Bruce (batting fourth) has prompted the promotion of Todd Frazier to the second spot. Devin Mesoraco catches Homer Bailey and bats fifth. Brayan Peña plays first base. Ryan Ludwick is back in left field, hitting sixth. The number in parentheses is adjusted weighted runs created (wRC+). The Reds also called up 1B/OF Donald Lutz and send IF Neftali Soto back to AAA.
Steve grew up in Cincinnati a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. Contemporary Reds thrills: witnessing Jay Bruce’s 2010 homer and Homer Bailey’s 2013 no-hitter in person. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 280 characters about the Reds is Redleg Nation, although you can follow his tweets @spmancuso.