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• Outfielder Drew Stubbs was out of the lineup on Friday after starting all three games against the D-backs. Stubbs, originally from Texarkana, Texas, and manager Dusty Baker had a "nice, long chat" prior to Friday's game.

"He was starting to play pretty well and then he had a tough couple days," Baker said. "Confidence is a big factor in this game. He'll be back in there. I thought it was time. It's especially tough to take him out in front of his home people here in Texas."

Stubbs entered Friday batting 2-for-23 in his last five games. Chris Heisey started in center field and batted second.

• The Reds have four more scheduled off-days in September, but they still cherished an off-day on Thursday before starting a three-game set with Houston.

"It was very needed," Baker said. "When you stop, that's when your body tells you that you're getting sore. I'm sure most of the guys slept. As you start sleeping, your body tells you that you need more sleep. You have to wake back up and just play."

• Outfielder Drew Stubbs was out of the lineup on Friday after starting all three games against the D-backs. Stubbs, originally from Texarkana, Texas, and manager Dusty Baker had a "nice, long chat" prior to Friday's game.

"He was starting to play pretty well and then he had a tough couple days," Baker said. "Confidence is a big factor in this game. He'll be back in there. I thought it was time. It's especially tough to take him out in front of his home people here in Texas."

Stubbs entered Friday batting 2-for-23 in his last five games. Chris Heisey started in center field and batted second.

• The Reds have four more scheduled off-days in September, but they still cherished an off-day on Thursday before starting a three-game set with Houston.

"It was very needed," Baker said. "When you stop, that's when your body tells you that you're getting sore. I'm sure most of the guys slept. As you start sleeping, your body tells you that you need more sleep. You have to wake back up and just play."