Leake’s last start
Reds lineup vs. Cubs
*Assuming the Reds are sticking to the plan, this should be Mike Leake’s final start of 2011. After a bumpy start, an off the field kerfuffle at Macy’s in April and a brief stint in Triple-A Louisville, Leake turned in a respectable second big league season. He came one batter short of a complete game vs. the Cubs in his last start. It will be curious to see what adjustments Chicago has made.
*The Reds elimination number is 1 for the NL Central race and 3 for the NL Wild Card.
*At 10 am Wednesday, MLB will release the 2012 schedules for all 30 clubs.