Day-night doubleheader today against the Cubs, and it’s another good chance to (a) embarrass the stupid Cubs and (b) increase their lead in the NL Central.
Huge day for the Reds – the division lead could be anywhere from 4.5 to 7.5 games by the end of the doubleheader. Pittsburgh plays against the WLB in St. Louis at 4:05 p.m.
Johnny Cueto will pitch the opener (1:10), and Todd Redmond will handle the duties in the nightcap (7:10). It’s Redmond’s first start, and the first start for any Reds pitcher other than the five who started the season in the rotation.
Here’s the lineup for the first game. Lots of substitutions. Heisey for Stubbs in CF. Frazier for Rolen at 3B. Cairo for Votto at 1B, and XP for Ludwick in LF.
Discuss the game here. Go Redlegs.