Alfredo Simon was originally scheduled to start tonight for the Cincinnati Reds, but he has a right biceps tendinitis. So the Reds recalled Robert Stephenson, club’s #2 prospect and #33 overall prospect, to start the game tonight vs. JDLR. Jumbo Diaz, who gave up a three-run blast to Ben Paulsen last night was optioned to make room for Stephenson.
DJLM returns to the lineup and Tony Wolters will be behind the plate to help out JDLR. Mark Reynolds will start at first base with Ben Paulsen moving to left field to improve the hitting attack. Home plate umpire will be Adrian Johnson to assist JDLR get calls on the borderline pitches. Game time 5:10 pm MDT.
A victory will clinch the series win and a winning road record on the current trip.