04/26/09 6:52 PM ET
Gonzalez looks healthy this season
Cincinnati (10-8) vs. Houston (7-12), 7:10 p.m. ET
By Jeff Wallner / Special to MLB.com
CIN: RHP Johnny Cueto (1-1, 2.55 ERA)
Cueto pitched a fantastic game Wednesday, working seven scoreless innings for a 3-0 Reds win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He allowed four hits -- all singles -- and struck out two. Most importantly, he did not walk a batter. Cueto avoided his penchant for nibbling around the plate and falling into deep counts. Throwing 108 pitches, he was aggressive with his fastball and worked ahead. In his previous matchup vs. Houston and Oswalt on April 17, Cueto lasted only 4 2/3 innings and gave up only two hits but walked six. Both starters got a no-decision when the Reds won, 2-1, with a ninth-inning homer.
Oswalt is still looking for his first win and, based on history, there's no better team for him to be facing in his next outing. Oswalt is very good against Cincinnati. He's 23-1 over 29 career games, including 27 starts. He has a 2.39 career ERA vs. the Reds. He last faced them on April 17, taking a no-decision after throwing six shutout innings. Tidbits
On Monday at 1 p.m. ET, Reds pitchers Mike Lincoln, Nick Massett and David Weathers will join 30 students from Elder and Seton High School from the Cincinnati Action Team youth volunteer program on the grounds of Antioch Manor for a landscaping project. The program is administered by Volunteers of America and the Major League Baseball Players Trust. Antioch Manor houses low-income adults with physical disabilities. ... Entering Sunday's game, the Reds had not made a roster move since the final Spring Training cuts prior to Opening Day. The Reds began the season without a player on the disabled list for the first time since 1990. ... Second baseman Adam Rosales (Triple-A Louisville) and shortstop Todd Frazier (Double-A Carolina) both extended personal hitting streaks on Saturday. Rosales now has a nine-game hit streak and has reached base in all 15 games he's played. Frazier is on an eight-game hit streak. He leads the Southern League in doubles. Tickets
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Tuesday: Reds (Aaron Harang, 2-2, 2.00) vs. Astros (Wandy Rodriguez, 1-2, 1.80), 7:10 p.m. ET
Wednesday: Reds (Edinson Volquez, 2-2, 6.20) vs. Astros (Felipe Paulino, 0-1, 3.00), 7:10 p.m. ET
Jeff Wallner is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.