Johnny Cueto takes the mound tonight to kick off a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ballpark. Steve laid out the series pitching match-ups earlier today, and it looks like tonight’s game should be a duel between two aces. Don’t let Cole Hamels’ 1-3 record or 4.01 ERA fool you. He sporadically has issues with control, but still strikes out more than 1 batter per inning and has allowed just four homeruns in eight 2014 starts.

Todd Frazier is getting a night off while Brayan Pena makes his 4th start in the second spot in the lineup. It’s Pena’s first time batting second since May 13.

1. Billy Hamilton (S) CF
2. Brayan Pena (S) C
3. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
4. Todd Frazier (R) 1B
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
7. Zack Cozart (R) SS
8. Ramon Santiago (S) 3B
9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

INJURY NOTES: There was news today that Mat Latos will be making another rehab start on Monday. Price is quoted as saying that he wants Latos to throw 90-100 pitches in a game before being activated.

Discuss the game here and go Reds!