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Reds at Rockies, Game 2: Preview and Lineups

Tyler Mahle heads to the mound as the Reds look to even the series at 1-1 with the Colorado Rockies.

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MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 of this West coast trip did not go as planned for the Cincinnati Reds. The offense was able to get going early on, but Reds’ starter Sal Romano struggled and the Reds were unable to re-take the lead. They will hope to turn things around tonight in game 2.

The Reds will send Tyler Mahle (3-6, 4.53) to the hill on Saturday. After a strong start to the 2018 season, Mahle has struggled recently. He has given up 4 runs in each of his last two starts, raising his ERA to 4.53 on the season. This will be Mahle’s first career start at Coors field. The Rockies will oppose with Tyler Anderson (3-1, 4.74). He, like Mahle, has also struggled recently, giving up at least 3 earned runs in each of his last 3 starts. Anderson last faced the Reds back in May of last season, where he allowed only 2 runs over 6 innings of work in a 12-6 victory for the Rockies. First pitch is at 9:10 PM ET.

Cincinnati Lineup

Colorado Lineup

Other Notes

  • #FreeAlexBlandino
  • Bobby Nightengale was able to catch up with Brandon Finnegan this week and talk with him about his recent demotion. Finnegan had some interesting things to say and, well, he wasn’t exactly thrilled to hear that he’d be pitching in Louisville for the time-being.
  • Go Reds