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Reds at Cubs, Game Three - News, Lineups, & Pitching Matchups

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Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Reds cannot win this series against the Chicago Cubs unless they bring home a victory tonight. Gooooooo.

News

  • What news?
  • Ah, right - the Cincinnati Reds made some moves! First it was the acquisition of relievers Luis Cessa and Justin Wilson from the New York Yankees, a move that cost the Reds the inimitable PTBNL.
  • Next, the Reds landed Mychal Givens from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Case Williams, who the Rockies had just sent to the Reds over the winter in the Robert Stephenson/Jeff Hoffman deal. 24 year old pitcher Noah Davis was also included from the Reds side as they finally, mercifully added a proven reliever to their beleaguered bullpen.
  • Javy Baez got no suspension for his actions the other night, just a fine. That’s bullshit.

Roster Moves

  • To make room for the new trio of Reds, each of Josh Osich, Ashton Goudeau, and Edgar Garcia were designated for assignment.
  • Alex Blandino was sent out for a rehab assignment, presumably to work on his knuckleball.

Game info

6:05 PM start, Bally Sports Ohio, WLW.

Lineups

Redlegs:

Cublegs:

Pitching Matchup

Tyler Mahle - 4.6 40-yard dash, 32” standing vertical, 17x225lb bench

Zach Davies - 4.92 40-yard dash, 31” standing vertical, 2x135lb bench