Newsflash: Lineups are the same as Game 1, except of course the differences between the starting pitchers for both squads. The Giants will look to split their home series with the Reds before having tomorrow to fly off to Cincinnati.
The Reds lineup:
And the Giants:
Brandon Phillips put on the show yesterday from the batter’s box and on the field alongside Ryan Ludwick, and Jay Bruce provided a big boy shot of his own in yesterday’s Reds 5-2 victory. No news on Johnny Cueto, but Homer Bailey has been named the Game 3 starter, replacing Mat Latos, who I am guessing will now go Game 4.
The Giants left 11 men on base last night, going 0-for-5 with RISP. You’re not going to win many games with those numbers, so the Gigantes will have to approve on that tonight and break through the great strand rate of the Reds pitching staff.
Game 2 begins at 6:30PM PST on TBS.