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NL Division Series preview: Reds vs. Giants

NL Division Series: Reds (97-65) vs. Giants (94-68)

Season series: Reds won 4-3

Of note: Reds 1B Joey Votto batted .316 in 25 games after his return from a left knee injury but drove in only seven runs, and he hasn't homered since June 24. … Reds RF Jay Bruce batted .423 against the Giants this year with a homer and seven RBIs. … Reds lefty reliever Aroldis Chapman (5-5, 1.51 ERA, 38 saves) missed a week in mid September with a tired shoulder. The Reds could use RHP Jonathan Broxton to close if Chapman struggles. … When Reds 3B Scott Rolen (shoulder, back) was out, Todd Frazier filled in more than capably (.273, 19 HRs, 67 RBIs). Manager Dusty Baker has to decide how much to play the two now. … RHP Matt Cain had the toughest time of any Giant in the rotation against Cincinnati this year, giving up eight runs in losing both of his starts. … LHP Barry Zito makes his playoff debut for the Giants, who have won his past 11 outings. … Giants C Buster Posey (.336) won the NL batting title, and CF Angel Pagan (.288, 8 HRs, 56 RBIs, 29 steals) made an impact down the stretch. Rookie Hector Sanchez might catch, with Posey moving to first base, when RHP Tim Lincecum or Zito starts.

2012 Team 2012 Vs. Opp.

Team Pitcher Time W-L ERA Rec. W-L IP ERA

Cincinnati Cueto (R) 9:30 19-9 2.78 22-11 0-1 6.0 3.00

San Francisco Cain (R) tonight 16-5 2.79 21-11 0-2 13.0 5.54

TEAM REC-Team's record in games started by today's pitcher. VS OPP-Pitcher's record versus this opponent, 2011 statistics.

NL Division Series preview: Reds vs. Giants 10/05/12 [Last modified: Friday, October 5, 2012 10:38pm]
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