Astros-Reds preview for Tuesday

It’s a chilly, gray day in Cincinnati on Tuesday, but for the most part it’s pretty dry. The tarp was pulled off the field at about 3 p.m. ET time and it appears the Astros and Reds will try to get in their series opener after being washed out Monday.

The pitching matchup: Astros LHP J.A. Happ (1-4, 6.35 ERA) against Reds RHP Mike Leake (3-0, 4.40 ERA).

Here are the lineups:


CF Michael Bourn — Leads the Majors with 11 stolen bases (11-for-11).

LF Jason Bourgeois — In his last two starts, he’s hitting .556 (5-for-9).

RF Hunter Pence — Hitting .311 with three homers and nine RBIs in his last 11 games.

1B Brett Wallace — Leads the Majors in hitting since April 7 with a .451 batting average.

3B Chris Johnson — Has four hits in last 20 at-bats.

2B Bill Hall — His 18 career homers against the Reds are his most against any team.

SS Clint Barmes — Is 0-for-7 in two games since returning from disabled list.

C Humberto Quintero — Has hit safely in five of his last six games (.348).

LHP J.A. Happ — Is 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA in his 2 road starts this season. Despite these early results, still owns a career 2.92 ERA on the road, which is tied for second in the Majors since 2007 (min. 20 games). His career road ERA is over a run lower than his home mark (4.09 ERA).


CF Drew Stubbs

SS Edgar Renteria

1B Joey Votto

2B Brandon Phillips

LF Jonny Gomes

RF Chris Heisey

C Ramon Hernandez

3B Paul Janish

RHP Mike Leake

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