WASHINGTON -- The Cubs will face off against the Reds in a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday in Cincinnati, but manager Rick Renteria has yet to announce the starter for the nightcap. Left-hander Travis Wood is slated to start the first leg.
Renteria said Triple-A Iowa standouts Tsuyoshi Wada and Dallas Beeler are under consideration to make the start, as both players pitched on Thursday. Beeler, a right-hander with a 3.93 ERA, surrendered two earned runs on eight hits over six innings before Wada, a left-hander with a 2.66 ERA, replaced him and allowed two earned runs on one hit over 2 2/3 innings.
"It may be [one of those two]," Renteria said. "They certainly fall in line."
The Reds feature two prominent left-handed power hitters in the middle of their order in Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, so Renteria said it wouldn't be "out of the ordinary" for the Cubs to tab the lefty Wada as the Game 2 starter. However, Beeler showed promising signs in his lone Major League start this season, when he spun six scoreless innings against the Nationals on June 28.
"We're going to still talk about it," Renteria said.
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