The Phillies play another April game in the chilly north. It's been rainy in Ohio today and gametime temperature is projected around 45 degrees. Seriously, why schedule any games north of the Mason-Dixon line before April 20 or so?
Oh, I probably should write something about the game itself. Kyle Kendrick faces a dangerous Reds lineup that features sluggers Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey Jr. Kendrick won his only career start against Cincinnati last June, allowing four runs in six innings. He'll be opposed by Josh Fogg, the former "giant slayer" of the Rockies (he had an uncanny knack for winning matchups against other clubs' aces) who signed a one-year, $1 million deal this off-season. Can't think of any other teams that might have been able to use him... Fogg is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA in four lifetime starts against the Phils.