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Marlins at Reds, Game 2: Preview and Lineups

Tyler Mahle’s gonna get a win streak a-rollin’.

Cincinnati Reds v Minnesota Twins Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Reds played, and won, a baseball game yesterday. What a time to be alive!

Tyler Mahle will be on the bump for the Reds today as they look to kick together a win streak, something we’ve rarely seen over the past few years in Cincinnati. Given that it’s the Miami Marlins, their chances of doing just that actually seem quite decent, all told.

Lefty Caleb Smith will be on the mound for Miami, and when Eugenio Suarez gets a crack at left-handed pitching...hooooo boy, things get juicy for the Cincinnati offense. So get out to the ballpark and find yourself a seat in the LF seats, since balls are going to fly over there relentlessly today. Probably.

(Or pour yourself some bourbon, put the Derby on, and listen to the game on the radio.)

First pitch is set for 7:10 PM ET.

Cincinnati Lineup

Miami Lineup

Other Notes

  • Scooter Gennett is back in the lineup after missing a few games with his sore shoulder. Putting him back into the lineup with a LHP on the mound who throws nearly 45% of his pitches as either sliders or change-ups is certainly an interesting decision by manager Jim Riggleman, especially given how well Alex Blandino has played of late (and given how well Blandino hits lefties).
  • Eh, what the hell. When you’re eight-and-a-billion, do whatever the hell you want, I suppose.
  • Go Reds.