Monday, October 4, 2010

Reds Pitching Probables

We know the first game of the series is set.

Edinson Volquez (RHP) vs. Roy Halladay (RHP)

Volquez has an excellent career record against the Phillies going 2-0 with a 0.73 ERA and 16Ks in 12 innings pitched. Halladay is 1-1 against the Reds but has a blistering 33k's in 31 innings pitched.

Game two probables are:

Bronson Arroyo (RHP) vs. Roy Oswalt (RHP)

Arroyo is the only Reds starting pitcher with playoff experience pitching for Boston in the early part of the decade. Oswalt has traditionally been a Reds killer with 23 career wins against the Reds. But this season Oswalt has been 0-2 against Cincinnati with a 6.75 era in 12 innings pitched.

Game three in Cincinnati probables:

Johnny Cueto (RHP) vs. Cole Hamels (LHP)

Cueto has been better at home this season than on the road. And Dusty wants to go Power pitcher, spot pitcher, power pitcher against Philly. Hamels is 1-0 against the Reds with a 0.00 ERA this season. And in his career Hamels has never lost to the Reds going 6-0 in 7 games with a 1.07 ERA.

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