Absent Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, the Reds are struggling to stay afloat in the NL Central. Nick Kirby’s analysisÃ‚Â of the starting pitching in the NL Central division rightly spotlights the Reds exceptional starting pitching.
The Nationals are missing three important hitters from their lineup – Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche. Read the series previewÃ‚Â to find out about their best remaining hitters, Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon.
Tonight’s game features a compellingÃ‚Â pitching matchup between childhood teammates Mike Leake and Stephen Strasburg. Watch for any evidence that Strasburg holds a grudge against Leake for comments the latter made about the former a few years ago.
If you’re a fan of the Dayton Dragons, you’ll enjoy this excellent report on their stadium Fifth Third Field done by the folks at Stadium Journey.
Onward and upward for the sizzling Devin Mesoraco (.500/.541/.870). Manager Bryan Price has Hot Mes batting fourth in tonight’s lineup that also features Skip Schumaker in right field, Brayan PeÃƒÂ±a at first base and Chris Heisey starting in left field ahead of Ryan Ludwick.