As we mentioned here, this is probably the biggest July series in over a decade for the Cincinnati Reds. A good series means that the Reds are knocking on the door for the NL Central and poised to add talent as they approach the trade deadline. A bad series? The Brewers could put themselves in the driver’s seat and give the Reds a lot to think about.
Let’s get into it.
- If you haven’t seen it, Sonny Gray is back on the IL. Seems like a move to get an extra arm in Milwaukee to me. Hopefully he’ll be back and won’t even miss a start.
- The Reds’ banged up middle infielders are both in the lineup today. It helps that they’ll have the All-Star break coming up.
- As mentioned, Sonny to the IL. Tony Santillan is back up, this time as a reliever.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 8, 2021
The squad is ready. A big four-game series against the Reds starts tonight
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 8, 2021
CIN: Tyler Mahle (7-3, 3.63 ERA, 17 GS, 89.1 IP, 112 K)
MIL: Adrian Houser (5-5, 3.94 ERA, 16 G (15 GS), 82.1 IP, 65 K)