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