08/07/10 6:40 PM ET
Fisher, not Chapman added to Cincy 'pen
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
Phillips likely to rest sore foot on Sunday
CHICAGO -- Second baseman Brandon Phillips was unable to finish the Reds' 4-3 win over the Cubs on Saturday because of a sore foot.Phillips fouled off a first pitch against Justin Berg off of his foot in the top of the eighth before grounding into a double play later in the at-bat. He remained in the game but was replaced defensively by Miguel Cairo for the bottom of the ninth. Phillips finished the game 0-for-4. "It's hurting him pretty badly. He couldn't move," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "We have a few guys kind of hobbling right now that we want to get 100 percent before the Cardinals series. So you might see a much different lineup out there [Sunday]."
Harang, Bailey closer to being ready
CHICAGO -- It's the so-called good problem to have, but it's a tough one no matter how you slice it. What will the Reds do when Aaron Harang and Homer Bailey are ready to come off of the disabled list?Harang (back soreness) pitched another bullpen session on Saturday and will pitch a simulated game in Cincinnati next week. Bailey is three starts into a rehabilitation assignment and has a 1.53 ERA after he threw seven scoreless innings for Triple-A Louisville on Thursday. Bailey has made two starts for the Bats and one for Class A Dayton. Meanwhile, the Reds have a full rotation and no easy options to remove someone. "We've got some challenges with [Bailey] and Aaron getting ready to be available to pitch for us here," Reds pitching coach Bryan Price said. "We have to put together our best 12-man staff. Those will be questions that I'm sure between [GM] Walt [Jocketty], [manager] Dusty [Baker], myself and the rest of the staff, we'll have to make. It won't be easy."
For only the second time in his big league career, Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo hasn't allowed an earned run in consecutive starts, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Arroyo pitched seven scoreless innings in Friday's 3-0 win over the Cubs. He also registered back-to-back scoreless outings in July 2009. ... The Crosley Terrace ticket windows at Great American Ball Park will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET on Sunday, ahead of Monday's series opener vs. the Cardinals. Ticket windows are usually closed on Sundays.