Rubber match in Cincinnati today. The weather looks like it should be pretty good again, so let’s have lots of fan support at the ballpark.
Tyler Mahle gets the ball for Cincy, and if there’s any Reds’ pitcher I want on the mound for the decisive game in this series, it’s probably him. Mahle hasn’t given up more than 2 ER in any start so far this year, and they’ll need him to do something similar to keep them in the ballgame.
He’ll face new Cub Trevor Williams, who comes over across the division from the Pirates. He’s striking out a lot more guys than he ever did in Pittsburgh, but has struggle at times to put up zeroes on the scoreboard.