The Reds are looking for a win against the Dodgers tonight in a pitching rematch from May 26th between Johnny Cueto and Hyun-Jin Ryu.

In that last bout, Ryu was perfect through 7 innings before the Reds finally chased him from the game in the 8th inning (though the Dodgers held on to win). Since then, Ryu has pitched exactly six innings and two runs allowed in each start against the Pirates and the Rockies. According to the MLB.com game preview, Ryu is “5-0 with a 0.95 ERA and 0.974 WHIP in six starts away from Dodger Stadium in 2014. His road ERA is the second best in the Majors among pitchers who have thrown at least 20 innings in an opposing stadium.

In his last two starts, Johnny Cueto has had one great start (7.1 shutout innings against the D-backs) and a disappointing one (4 earned runs in 5 innings against the Phillies). Cueto is the National League leader in WHIP, 3rd in ERA and WAR and ranked 6th in NL SIERA.

THIS DATE IN REDS HISTORY
Johnny Vander Meer pitched his first of back-to-back no hitters on June 11, 1938.

BACK TO FULL HEALTH
Assuming his side bullpen session goes OK, Mat Latos return is slated for this Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, which would be Tony Cingrani’s next scheduled start. Bryan Price on Cingrani:It’s likely he’ll be affected by the activation of Mat.

LINEUP
Joey Votto and Jay Bruce played together for just the 30th time this season yesterday. They batted back-to-back in eight of the first nine games of the season, but haven’t done so since April 9th. Brayan Pena continues as Cueto’s personal catcher, having caught Cueto’s last 10 starts and 11 out of his 13.

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

Go Reds!