Monday 5/23, 7:05 PM ET at Citizens Bank Park
Radio: CIN: WLW 700 PHI: WPHT 1210, WUBA 1480
TV: CIN: FS-O PHI: CSN
Game 1 Pitching Matchup:
Arroyo (3-4, 4.11)
"I feel like every time we've gone there the last few years, it was a different place to play," said Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo, who starts on Monday. "The crowd is about as intense as it gets and they've had a good ballclub. It's been a tough place to play."
Hamels (5-2, 2.92)
The last time Phillies southpaw Cole Hamels faced the Reds, it was a forgettable experience for Cincinnati. Hamels threw a five-hit shutout against the Reds in Game 3 of the NLDS to sweep the series.
Hamels boasts a sterling 6-0 mark with a 1.07 ERA in his career against Cincinnati, striking out 42 hitters in 50 2/3 innings pitched.
Chase Utley will be in the lineup for the first time this season. It figures it would happen against the Reds The Reds are on a 5 game losing streak and have been swept in the last two series that they have played (Pirates and Indians).
Votto and Bruce both went yard yesterday against the Indians in a 12-4 loss, it was the 6th round bagger of the year for Votto and number 11 for Bruce. Hopefully, it carries over to the game tonight. The Reds need to get back on the winning side of things or they could find themselves heading south in the standings real quick because they play 4 against these guys before heading to Atlanta for a 3 game series.