Dallas Beeler, Cubs aim for series split vs Reds in Game 2


Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon will send 26-year-old right-hander Dallas Beeler to the mound in hopes of leaving Cincinnati with a series split against the Reds in Game 2 of this doubleheader.

The Reds locked on to both Kyle Hendricks and Yoervis Medina for nine earned runs including two innings in which they were able to score four runs in the 9-1 victory early this afternoon. Hendricks ended the first half of the season with a 22 1/3 scoreless innings streak until he took the mound against the Braves and Reds.

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Beeler (0-0, 3.60 ERA) will pick up his second start of the season and like his first, it comes in a doubleheader. Dallas picked up the start while hosting the St. Louis Cardinals back on July 7 where he gave up only two earned runs on four hits while issuing two walks and recording six strikeouts in the no-decision.

Chicago (50-43) managed to rally with a three-run seventh inning to defeat the Cardinals by the final score of 5-3 to complete the two-game sweep of their first-place rivals that day.

Hopefully, the rest of this young lineup will be able to back up their starting pitcher to keep that second spot in the Wild Card race.

Starting opposite will be Evergreen, Illinois-native, Tony Cingrani. Cingrani (0-3, 3.47 ERA) has worked out of the bullpen for the Reds (42-50) up until today.

His previous two appearances were on the road against the Cubs where he gave up only one earned run on a combined three hits in one inning of work. Cingrani was issued the loss back on June 13.

First pitch is scheduled for 5:10 p.m. central time and will air live on ABC7, WBBM 780.

Here’s a look at tonight’s starting lineup’s:

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