Trent reports that Bubba is uniform for the Reds tonight:
BUBBA ALERT! Bubba Crosby is in uniform for tonight's game. Saw him getting a new hat today in the clubhouse and thought he may be playing. He just came out to congratulate Hamilton. So, Bubbafan, your man is here.
And he's now playing. At the top of the 6th, they put him in for Conine in left field.
Conine got hit by a pitch in the elbow earlier in the game (possibly in retaliation for a HBP by Arroyo). With Deno on the DL, Hopper with a bad foot, and Freel still hurting from running face-first into a wall, the Reds are kind of hard up for outfielders.
But wow, it's a pretty long day for Bubba. He must have played a full game for the Bats this afternoon (since he got four at-bats). Now a nightcap with the Reds.
But I'm sure he can handle it, young and energetic as he is. Let's go, Bubba!