Pujols to face Reds?
Reds lineup vs. Cardinals
*No Cardinals lineup is out that I’ve seen…will Albert Pujols be in it tonight? He was activated from the disabled list. Returning from a broken wrist in 15 days is remarkable. Pujols is 4-for-10 (.400) with two home runs lifetime vs. Reds starter Edinson Volquez.
UPDATE: Pujols is not in the Cardinals lineup but available to pinch hit. That is kind of stunning.
*Against Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia, Jonny Gomes has a good track record with a .500 average (4-for-8) with two doubles and three RBIs. Jay Bruce is 1-for-7, Brandon Phillips is 3-for-14 with a homer, Scott Rolen is 2-for-10 and Joey Votto is 1-for-8.
*The 43-43 Reds will be fighting to stay above .500 tonight. They have only been below .500 once this season back when they were 14-15.
*The Reds are 12-18 this season in one-run games. The 18 losses are fourth most in the Majors and second behind Florida for most in the NL.