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Keep that train a-rollin’!

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Math is fun.

To win a 4-game series, a team must win at least 3 games. So far, the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers have won a game apiece in this particular 4-game set, which means if the Reds have any inklings on winning this vital home series, they’re going to need to pick up another win this evening.

Sonny Gray has been tasked with the pitching portion of that responsibility, as he’ll toe the rubber looking to make his July production much better than his work in June. He wasn’t bad, per se, but in 5 June starts he pitched to a 4.78 ERA, never once allowing fewer than 2 runs in any start, and only once topped 5.2 innings. That included a June 21st start where he was pounded for 4 ER in just 4.1 IP against these same Brewers, so hopefully he can kick that memory to the curb.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee will send veteran Jhoulys Chacin to the mound to start, and it’s safe to say he has struggled to replicate in 2019 the solid production he had in 2018 alongside then pitching coach Derek Johnson. He enters with a 5.60 ERA in 15 starts, including a June 22nd start where the Reds roughed him up for 5 ER in just 4.2 IP.

In other words, there could very well be some fireworks tonight for a multitude of reasons.

First pitch is set for 7:10 PM ET.

Reds Lineup

Brewers Lineup