Scouting Today’s Starters from MLB.com
Tom Shearn – In Cincinnati’s 6-5 win over the Brewers on Friday, Shearn delivered a well-pitched 6 2/3 innings to become the first Reds starter since Tom Browning in 1984-85 to begin his Major League career 3-0. The 30-year-old rookie right-hander allowed three earned runs and four hits with one walk and four strikeouts. A key in his success has been early run support. The Reds scored four first-inning runs on Friday and 15 first-inning runs for Shearn over his first four big league starts.

Ted Lilly – Lilly will be pitching on short rest. The lefty did not get a decision in his last start against the Cardinals, but he pitched well enough to win. He gave up two runs on four hits over six innings, striking out four. His backdoor slider was his most effective pitch. Lilly seems to get better as the game progresses.

News & Notes

  • The Sun Times is reporting that Angel Pagan is expected to be out for the remainder of the season. (Source)

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