Game preview (7/20/16): Bailey looks to ramp up rehab

Overview: On Wednesday night, Anthony DeSclafani looks to continue his strong start to the 2016 season, while Homer Bailey continues his rehab path in Louisville. Tyler Mahle looks to build on his Double-A start as well with Pensacola.


Atlanta at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Anthony DeSclafani (4-0, 2.55 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 37 K, 9 BB)

Notes: Anthony DeScalfani has been the Reds most consistent starter all season and on Wednesday he faces the weak hitting Braves line up with the Reds looking to take the series. DeScalfani has allowed over three ones just once in his seven 2016 starts, and that was his only non-quality start of the campaign. In fact, it was the only time that he also failed to go at least six innings.


Louisville at Columbus, 12:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Homer Bailey (0-2, 5.02 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 14 K, 4 BB)

Notes: Homer Bailey will make his third rehab start in this stint with Louisville on Wednesday. In those starts, Bailey has gradually increased hit pitch count and inning total to 67 pitches and four innings last time out. Bailey could be expected to go at least five Wednesday, as he gets closer to his big league return from Tommy John surgery.


Biloxi at Pensacola, 7:30 p.m. EST

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Mahle (4-1), 2.93 ERA, 1.23, 26 K, 9 BB)

Notes: Mahle will make his 19th start between two levels on Wednesday night for Pensacola. Since being promoted to Double-A, Mahle has been consistently good, showing why he has been dubbed with the rankings he has. Last time out, Mahle allowed just four hits in six shutout innings of work.


Jupiter at Daytona, 12:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

Notes: While the starter for Daytona is listed as TBD, it would be Seth Varner’s turn in the rotation. The first inning has been the main issue for Varner in his last handful of starts. After getting knocked around in a pair of starts with Louisville, Varner returned to Daytona, where he pitched well after a tough first last time out.


Dayton at Quad Cities, 8:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Jacob Constante (4-7, 4.73 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 60 K, 41 BB)

Notes: Jacob Contstante saw his worst start in a while during his last outing. Constante lasted just 3.2 innings, allowing six hits and five runs. It was also the second straight start that he walked four hitters. However, coming into the last outing, Constante had worked at least six inning in six of his previous seven starts. In three of those, he worked into the seventh.


Orem at Billings, 9:05 p.m. EST

Billings is off on Wednesday and returns to action on Thursday.


AZL Mariners at AZL Reds, 9:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

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