Intriguing matchup finds Josh Beckett dueling Mike Leake. The Dodgers and Reds have played one-run contests in six of their last eight meetings, with each team taking four games. There is no reason to think that trend might change when the teams play the second of a four-game series on Tuesday night in Cincinnati as the Dodgers send Josh Beckett (2.57 ERA) to the mound opposed by Mike Leake (3.29 ERA).
Dodgers vs Reds
Mike Leake 44 | P
3 – 5 ERA 3.29
Leake had his worst outing of the season in a loss to the Giants on Thursday, giving up five runs on eight hits in five innings. In five career appearances (four starts) against the Dodgers, he is 2-2 with a 4.80 ERA.
Josh Beckett 61 | P
3 – 3 ERA 2.57
Beckett pitches with an extra day of rest, which should be welcome in his third outing since the 128-pitch no-hitter. A 2.56 ERA underscores a comeback-of-the-year season.