CINCINNATI – Casey Kelly is making his first start for the Giants on Friday night at Great American Ball Park, and his dad has two wishes.
His dad is Pat Kelly, the Reds’ bench coach.
“I guess in a perfect world,” the elder Kelly said, “he throws six shutout innings, and we beat the reliever.”
Pat Kelly has walked a fine line the past couple of days, trying to balance his gig in the Reds’ organization with the fact his kid is the starting pitcher on the team that’s in town to begin a three-game series.
“You’re a competitor,” Pat Kelly said. “You want your team to win. Obviously as a dad, you want your son to be successful.