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.

Starting Pitchers

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.

Starting Lineup

Reds Indians
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)

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.

Reds add José De León and Francisco Peña to the Taxi Squad

Conclusion 

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!