Reds-Giants: Six reasons to watch
JUN 03, 2014 3:41p ET
Here are some of the story lines that we'll be following during tonight's broadcast on FOX Sports Ohio and on FOXSportsOhio.com.
Remember to tune in to Reds Live at 6:30PM before the game starts at 7!
CAN HOMER DOMINATE THE GIANTS TWICE?: The Giants are a good team. A very good team. In fact, they're #1 this week in our Consensus Power Rankings and they've won eight out of their last ten. Regardless, last time Homer Bailey pitched against the Giants he merely threw a no-hitter. Can he continue his dominance of the Giants?
WILL THE REDS BLISTER LINCECUM?: Part of the reason the Giants are so good is because of their starting pitching, including Tim Lincecum. The right-hander had a no-hitter of his own going last week when he was lifted because of a blister on his throwing hand. Lincecum has been pitching well of late, but will the blister throw him off?
CAN CHAPMAN AND BROXTON KEEP IT ROLLING?: Aroldis Chapman has been hitting high marks on the radar and saving games, including all four on their recent road trip. Meanwhile, Broxton is also hot. Per the Cincinnati Enquirer, Broxton has not allowed a run over his last nine appearances.
WILL BILLY HAMILTON RETURN?: We should find out before the game, so make sure to watch the pre-game Reds Live to find out Hamilton's status.
WILL THE HOME LUCK HOLD OUT?: The Reds have been very good against the Giants at home, winning 10 of 11 against the Giants at GABP, according to the Associated Press.
ARE THE REDS GOING STREAKING, TOO: While the team on the other end of the state is going for five straight, the Reds have a three-game winning streak of their own, which follows a four-game losing streak. The three-game streak represents the Reds best of the year. Will hitting the tough Giants push the Reds into a down cycle again?