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Cincinnati Reds look to rebound vs. Cardinals on Saturday behind Nick Lodolo

A Saturday matinee

Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images

Hunter Greene was hit hard early and often in his Friday night start against the St. Louis Cardinals, surrendering 4 ER in 5 laborious innings. That was enough for the Cincinnati Reds on the night, as they were only able to match that output with a trio of runs anyway, while their bullpen allowed the Cardinals to put up another trio of their own in a deflating 7-3 loss.

It’ll be Cincinnati’s other highly-touted rookie on the bump on Saturday as the Reds and Cardinals go toe to toe in the afternoon heat, with first pitch set for 2:15 PM ET. My Weather Channel app tells me it’s already 93 degrees there with a high for 99, which sounds completely miserable. Good luck with that, Reds!

Cincinnati will also be tasked with solving Miles Mikolas, who has pitched to a rock solid 2.62 ERA so far this year.

Go team.

Reds Lineup

Cardinals Lineup