The Cincinnati Reds (24-43) will look for their third straight win tonight at 8:15 PM in Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals (22-44). The Reds are coming off a thrilling 5-1 win in 10 innings last night.
Tyler Mahle is coming off back-to-back solid starts: 10.0 IP, 2 ER, 0 HR, 4 BB, 11 K. Mahle’s main problem this season has been the long ball. He gave up 3 home runs back on 5/20 against the Cubs, but he hasn’t not allowed a home run since (3 GS, 15.0 IP). Mahle’s next two starts will come against the Royals (tonight) and the Tigers next week. Let’s see if he can put together two more good starts, and really get on a roll. Mahle has never faced a hitter on the current Royals roster.
Jason Hammel was a really solid pitcher between 2014-2016 (90 GS, 3.68 ERA, 4.02 FIP). He has not been the same since joining the Royals last season. Hammel has a 5.42 ERA in 45 starts. Hammel has pitched well in his 11 career starts against the Reds posting a 3.42 ERA with 63 K and 18 BB.
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Nick is a lifelong Reds fan who was born and raised in Cincinnati. He acquired his love of baseball from his late grandfather. Nick moved to the Cleveland area in 2014 with his wife, and his currently fighting to convert his beautiful baby daughter Emma to Reds fandom. Nick has been writing for Redleg Nation since 2013. Follow Nick on Twitter @nicholaspkirby.