News and Notes:
- The Reds have been on a tear, winning six in a row and sweeping the braves right out of Cincinnati in their last series.
- Reds reliever Nick Masset came through his first pitching session of the year unscathed. Masset has been on the disabled list since March and hasn't pitched in a game all season.
- Who would have thought the Astros would be making headlines this deep into the season. Especially headlines concerning how (relatively) good they've been playing.
- The Astros are also finalizing plans for new uniforms to coincide with their move to the AL West. Craig Biggio has also been retained by the club as a special assistant.
- Lance Berkman's surgery, originally scheduled for yesterday, has been pushed back and will take place this morning instead.
|Home||Away||Time (CDT)||Home Probable||Away Probable|
|D-backs||Brewers||8:40||Ian Kennedy (3-4)||Yovani Gallardo (2-4)|
|Dodgers||Astros||9:10||Clayton Kershaw (4-1)||Lucas Harrell (3-3)|
|Cardinals||Phillies||7:15||Kyle Lohse (5-1)||Cliff Lee (0-2)|
|Pirates||Cubs||6:05||A.J. Burnett (2-2)||Ryan Dempster (0-2)|
|Reds||Rockies||6:10||Johnny Cueto (5-1)||Christian Friedrich (1-1)|