Good afternoon, today is Cincinnati’s fifth straight series with the opponent having a winning percentage, today it’s the St. Louis Cardinals. Tonight starts the chance for the Reds to regain some confidence after going 5-5 in the last 10 games, losing consecutive times against the Indians in Cleveland and for the first time losing consecutive games at home against Colorado.
For tonight’s tilt, it is Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals and Mike Leake of the Cincinnati Reds.
Adam Wainwright: 6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 BB & 5 SO
Mike Leake: 6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2B, HR, 3 R, BB & 4 SO
For both pitchers sporting an under 3 ERA, I expect quality starts from both and leave the game decided by the bullpens.