Choo 8
Cozart 6
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Bruce 9
Paul DH
Hannahan 5
Mesoraco 2
Robinson 7
(Leake RHP)

I generally have a winning record when it comes to starting game threads, though I've gone 0-2 in my last two started. Like the Reds, hoping to break that trend.

Nick Tepesch going for Texas, a righty who can handle righties (.198 batting average) but not lefties so much (.312 batting average). With 6 of the 9 Reds batting lefty tonight, hopefully they get the job done.