Series Preview: Reds @ Indians


Friday Night the Cincinnati Reds will start a three game set in Cleveland against the Indians. This marks the first time that the two cross-state rivals will play this season during inter-league play.

Cincinnati (18-22) comes into this game on a 90 degree down hill slide after dropping its last five games. Cleveland (17-23) has won five of its last seven, including  two of three from the Texas Rangers and three of four from the Chicago White Sox.

Friday Nights game will feature Reds righty Mike Leake (2-2, 3.62) squaring off against Carlos Carrasco (4-4, 4.98).

The Reds Lineup for Friday looks like this:

  1. 2B, Brandon Phillips
  2. SS, Zack Cozart
  3. 1B, Joey Votto
  4. 3B, Todd Frazier
  5. LF, Marlon Byrd
  6. DH, Brayan Peña
  7. RF, Jay Bruce
  8. CF, Billy Hamilton
  9. C, Tucker Barnhart

Leake’s last three starts against the Indians have been productive. Marking a 2.41 ERA, with 17k’s over 18.2 IP.

Game 2 and 3 Probables:


Reds – Anthony DeSclafani (2-4, 3.80)

Indians – Corey Kluber (1-5, 3.79)


Reds – Johnny Cueto (3-4, 3.03)

Indians – Trevor Bauer (3-1, 3.31)