The Cincinnati Reds burst out in a major way on Tuesday night, swinging their bats with the type of aplomb we’d hoped to see from the outset of the season. That paired with another brilliant performance from starter Luis Castillo resulted in a 14-0 takedown on the Miami Marlins in the series opener and, for now, has finally raised our collective hopes again after the dismal start to the season.
Tyler Mahle will look to pick up where Castillo left off in the second game of the series on Wednesday, with expectations that the Reds’ bats will again show the power they displayed last night. The Marlins, meanwhile, will counter with righty Trevor Richards, who has actually looked quite good in the early going this year. He’s quite the interesting story, too, as he went undrafted out of Drury University and played Indy Ball before being signed by the Marlins back in 2016.
Drury University, of course, is the alma mater of legendary ‘Mediocre Baseball Player With Phenomenal Name’ team member Fuzz White.
First pitch is set for 6:40 PM ET.