Monday, September 26, 2011
Probable Starting Pitchers: Cincinnati - Homer Bailey (9-7, 4.32) New York - Chris Schwinden (0-2, 5.06)
Rookie right-hander Chris Schwinden takes his fourth try at a first win of his initial season tonight when his New York Mets kick off a season-ending series with the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field.
Schwinden, who turned 25 last week, made his major-league debut with a 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 8, then was beaten, 10-1, by Washington in his next outing on Sept. 15.
His last outing came Wednesday in St. Louis and ended with a no-decision in the Mets' 6-5 loss to the Cardinals.
In the three outings, the 6-foot-3, 165-pounder has allowed 18 hits and 10 runs in 16 innings while walking five batters and striking out 12.
The Reds counter with Homer Bailey, who can get to 10 wins for the first time in his career.