The Cincinnati Reds (38-44) will try to rebound from a heartbreaking 8-6 loss last night against the first place Milwaukee Brewers (46-39) tonight at 7:10 PM. The Reds find themselves 6.5 games back in the NL Central and 5.0 games out of the second wild-card spot entering play on Tuesday.

Starting Pitchers

Tanner Roark enters play on Tuesday with the 12th best fWAR among pitchers in the National League. What an incredible pickup he has been for the Reds. Roark has been brilliant over his last 3 starts: 18.1 IP, 4 ER, 2 BB, 18 K, 1.96 ERA. He has a career 2.82 ERA in 9 starts against the Brewers with 59 K and 9 BB. He has a 1.82 career ERA in 5 starts at Miller Park.

Chase Anderson would be having a really nice season if not for giving up a ton of home runs. He actually only has one bad start on the entire year. That came on June 21st against the Cincinnati Reds: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB. He has a career 3.86 ERA in 12 starts against the Reds with 21 BB and 55 K. Let’s hope the Reds can hit 1 or 5 homers off him tonight.

Starting Lineup

 

News

The Reds have been active on the international signing market today.

Alex Wood is set to throw another bullpen session as he tries to recover from a back injury.

Conclusion 

The Reds really need a strong finish heading up to the All-Star break. Tanner Roark has been outstanding for the Reds, and they need him to continue that tonight. Hopefully a fresh(er) bullpen tonight can get the job on the back end. Go Reds!