Last night was a tough one to swallow, but the pitching staff is making the Reds a tough team to beat. Mike Leake will hope that continues, following up on his best start of the season. He went 8 innings in his last start and struck out a career-high 12, en route to the first win of the SF series. He had a similar 8 inning, 1 run performance when he faced the Padres at GABP earlier this year, and the way he's pitching he could outdo that tonight.
He'll face off against Ian Kennedy for the Padres, who gave up 5 runs when he faced the Reds earlier this year. He's had his struggles of late, but has pitched the Reds to a 2.55 ERA in his career.
Normal lineup but with Skipper getting the start in LF.
Go Reds! They're my favorite team!