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Atlanta Braves v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds

7:10 PM ET

Lance Lynn vs. Bronson Arroyo

The second of four games between the Reds and Cards will feature Bronson Arroyo’s attempt to keep balls in the yard as well as Lance Lynn’s attempt at stifling the Reds for a second time this season.

Arroyo has allowed an MLB-worst 19 homers so far this year (and only needed 57.2 IP to do so), 10 of which have come while in GABP. Somewhat surprisingly, his 5.35 home ERA is actually better than the 7.50 mark he’s allowed on the road, so perhaps there’s a glimmer of hope we’ll see Goodroyo again after he allowed just 2 ER in 6 IP in GABP against the Atlanta Braves in his last outing.

Lynn, on the other hand, has been nails all year, sporting a 2.97 ERA in his 11 starts. Back on April 28th in St. Louis, he held the Reds to just 1 ER in 6 IP, striking out 5 against just 2 walks in an eventual 7-5 Cardinals victory. That lone earned run came on a Scott Schebler solo honker, and it appears Schebler’s still going to be out of the lineup thanks to the shoulder injury he sustained diving for a ball in the outfield over the weekend.