The Cincinnati Reds (5-6) had their three game win streak snapped last night. They will look to start a new streak tonight at 7:10 PM as their four game series with the Cleveland Indians (6-6) shifts north up I-71.
Tejay Antone will make his first big league start tonight. Antone was very impressive in 4.1 innings of relief after Wade Miley got shelled by the Cubs last week. I would imagine that David Bell would be thrilled with just getting 4 innings from Antone tonight.
Mike Clevinger is coming off a really rough start against the Twins: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 HR, 5 BB, 5 K. Clevinger is one of the best SP in baseball, as he is 12th in fWAR over the past two seasons with a 2.90 ERA/3.12 FIP. That has not translated into success against the Reds though, as he has a 6.06 ERA in 3 career starts.
|1. Shogo Akiyama (LF)
2. Nicholas Castellanos (RF)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
5. Jesse Winker (DH)
6. Nick Senzel (CF)
7. Josh VanMeter (2B)
8. Freddy Galvis (SS)
9. Tucker Barnhart (C)
|1. Cesar Hernandez (2B)
2. Jose Ramirez (3B)
3. Francisco Lindor (SS)
4. Carlos Santana (1B)
5. Franmil Reyes (DH)
6. Bradley Zimmer (RF)
7. Jordan Luplow (LF)
8. Sandy Leon (C)
9. Oscar Mercado (CF)
#Reds David Bell said Mike Moustakas could be in the lineup either tomorrow or Friday. "It could be a lot worse"
— C. ???????????? (@ctrent) August 5, 2020
News and Notes
The Reds are taking two players with them on the road trip to Cleveland and Milwaukee, taking José De León and Francisco Peña with them as their taxi squad this time.
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) August 5, 2020
Reds GM Nick Krall joins @Buster_ESPN on the #BBTNpod to talk about signing Castellanos, his day-to-day and evaluating trades this season. Plus, @dschoenfield from a CVS parking lot and @PaulHembo's review of the extra-innings rule and the 3 batter minimum https://t.co/mcYgzSORe3 pic.twitter.com/R5d6wVVdUG
— ESPN Podcasts (@espnpodcasts) August 5, 2020
Shildt says the plan is for the Cards to make up all the games missed.
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) August 5, 2020
If the season ended right now, your Cincinnati Reds would be in the playoffs. That is quite a good feeling. Tonight will be another tough matchup for the Reds hitters, but I think they are up for the challenge. Go Reds!