Cole Takes Mound to Finish Off Reds

Cole Takes Mound to Finish Off Reds
June 5, 2008, 8:31 am

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While the Reds called up Homer Bailey from Triple-A to start today's business person special at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies will trot out the ace of their staff, Cole Hamels, to throw for the series win.

Bailey is making his first big league start of '08 but went 4-2 with a 5.76 ERA in 2007 as a rookie with the Reds.

Homer should be a whole lot easier to get to than last night's starter, Edinson Volquez, who simply stifled the potent Phillies line up. We don't like that guy one bit.

Hamels needs to come up big today and bounce back from his worst outing of the year on Saturday against the Marlins. (7 runs, 8 hits in 5.2)

No word as of 12:30 whether Junior will be in the lineup, but if he is, we hope Cole strikes him out four times. It's all business today. UPDATE: Griffey is in the line up.

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