Phillies bring 2-0 series lead over Reds into game 3
Cincinnati Reds (48-73, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (68-55, third in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: T.J. Zeuch (0-2, 13.50 ERA, 2.50 WHIP, five strikeouts); Phillies: Cristopher Sanchez (0-0)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -250, Reds +205; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies take a 2-0 advantage into the latest game of the series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Philadelphia has a 68-55 record overall and a 35-29 record at home. The Phillies have a 50-23 record in games when they record eight or more hits.
Cincinnati is 22-37 in road games and 48-73 overall. The Reds have a 31-14 record in games when they scored at least five runs.
Wednesday’s game is the sixth time these teams match up this season. The Phillies are ahead 4-1 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: J.T. Realmuto has 20 doubles, five triples, 13 home runs and 59 RBI for the Phillies. Nicholas Castellanos is 16-for-43 with four doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 5-5, .278 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by four runs
Reds: 4-6, .261 batting average, 4.86 ERA, outscored by one run
INJURIES: Phillies: Corey Knebel: 60-Day IL (lat), Seranthony Dominguez: 15-Day IL (tricep), Bryce Harper: 60-Day IL (thumb), Brandon Marsh: 10-Day IL (ankle), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), Zach Eflin: 60-Day IL (knee), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Reds: Mike Moustakas: day-to-day (undisclosed), Graham Ashcraft: 15-Day IL (biceps), Matt Reynolds: 10-Day IL (hip), Albert Almora Jr.: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Joey Votto: 60-Day IL (rotator cuff), Aramis Garcia: 60-Day IL (finger), Robert Dugger: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Hunter Greene: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler Stephenson: 60-Day IL (clavicle), Jeff Hoffman: 15-Day IL (forearm), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60-Day IL (forearm), Tony Santillan: 60-Day IL (back), Tejay Antone: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lucas Sims: 60-Day IL (back), Justin Wilson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Connor Overton: 60-Day IL (back), Daniel Duarte: 60-Day IL (elbow)