#REDS BASELINE ITEMS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 8
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— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 8, 2015
The Reds have hired Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin as a minor league roving infield instructor.
RHP Homer Bailey and RHP Matt Magill are both scheduled for season-ending right elbow surgeries today.
Magill was acquired in December from the Dodgers for Chris Heisey. Magill made 3 starts at Class AAA Louisville.
Cincinnati tonight begins a 3-game Interleague series against the White Sox in Chicago. The last time the Redlegs battled the Pale Hose was in 2009 at Great American Ball Park (6/19-6/21). Below is the boxscore from the 6/21/09 game…
The White Sox were the Reds’ first ever opponent when Interleague play began in 1997. Unfortunately, Cincinnati hasn’t had much luck against the “South Siders,” amassing 3-14 overall record.
I’m not blind to the fact that a 3-14 record is pretty lousy, but there is this one little, teeny-tiny thing I’m leaving out…something called the 1919 World Series. (Reds Win! White Sox nearly ruin baseball!)
But let’s get back to the 21st century…here’s video of Brandon Phillips hitting a 2-run homer on 6/19/09 in the last Reds victory over the White Sox…
Curious about the last time the Reds played the White Sox in Chicago? You gotta go all the back to 2001 (6/12-6/14) Check out the names in the boxscore below (I see you Bill Selby)…
More in a bit. Hope you’re having a great Friday!
Expect good news,
PS – Cheer wildly, jeer mildly. Much more fun that way, trust me.