The Cubs have their ace, Kyle Hendricks starting this one. Hendricks was solid in his lone start in Cincinnati this season, limiting them to one run in six innings. The right-hander has been fairly consistent, allowing two or fewer runs in six out of his last eight starts overall.
Furthermore, the Reds’ pitching can be solved. They have the rookie Vladimir Gutierrez on the mound. He struggles when pitching at home where he owns a terrible 5.93 ERA on the season.