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April showers bring June make-up games.

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Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals

4:15 PM ET

Brandon Finnegan vs. Michael Wacha

The Cincinnati Reds will continue their starting rotation overhaul today, as Brandon Finnegan returns to the mound fresh off the 60-day DL. With his shoulder issues now behind him, he’ll look to get back to striking fools out the way he was at the beginning of the year, when he K’d 14 in his 10 innings before hitting the shelf.

Finnegan was activated on Monday, with Lisalverto Bonilla being optioned to AAA Louisville to open the active roster spot. To free up room on the 40-man roster, Bronson Arroyo and his busted shoulder were transferred to the 60-day DL.

As this is a make-up game from a late April rainout, this will be the Reds’ lone game against the Cardinals this go-round. So, they’ll look to do a full series-worth of damage to Michael Wacha while they’ve got the chance.