Ponce de Leon expected to start for the Cardinals against the Reds

August 23

Cincinnati Reds (11-14, third in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (8-8, second in the NL Central)

St. Louis; Sunday, 2:15 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Tyler Mahle (0-0, 3.38 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 16 strikeouts) Cardinals: Daniel Ponce de Leon (0-2, 6.14 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 15 strikeouts)

LINE: Reds favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cincinnati Reds take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

The Cardinals finished 46-30 against NL Central Division opponents in 2019. St. Louis pitchers had a WHIP of 1.27 last season while striking out 8.6 hitters per game.

The Reds finished 33-43 against NL Central Division opponents in 2019. Cincinnati pitchers had an ERA of 4.18 last year with a staff WHIP of 1.26.

The teams meet for the third time this year. St. Louis leads the season series 2-1.

INJURIES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas: (forearm), John Brebbia: (elbow), Matt Wieters: (toe).

Reds: Pedro Strop: (groin), Robert Stephenson: (back), Matt Bowman: (right elbow).

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