Thursday, June 18, 2015
7:10 PM EDT
Mike Leake vs. Justin Verlander
After the long night last night, I think we'd be happy with another pitching duel today.
Mike Leake has been solid lately, even if he only went 5 innings in his last start. He's still kind of showcasing himself for trades, as it's that time of year, but the Reds will probably want him to go at least 6 innings last night with heavy bullpen nights in the last two games.
He'll face Mr. Upton, who's pitching in his second game of the year. He went 5 innings in his first start against Cleveland, giving up 2 runs. He's pitched once in GABP, where he gave up 2 runs in 6, so that's a pretty good baseline target for the Reds' hitters.
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