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Reds: David Holmberg will start in Tuesday's doubleheader


The Reds and Cubs play a doubleheader Tuesday (1:10/7:10), as a part of a rainout makeup game. Johnny Cueto will start the first game. Louisville Bats LHP David Holmberg will start the second game.

David Holmberg

(Courtesy Louisville Bats)

Tuesday's doubleheader
LHP David Holmberg , 6'3 225, age 23.
Holmberg started for Louisville this past Friday night, and was taken out after only 50 pitches: 3.2 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 4 K. He has allowed 3 runs in the last 22.1 innings. Holmberg is on the 40-man roster.  Holmberg was acquired by the Reds from the Diamondbacks as part of a 3-team trade that sent catcher Ryan Hanigan to the Rays on Dec. 3, 2013. He was ranked 9th among Diamondbacks prospects by entering the 2013 season. He has made one ML appearance, August 25, 2013 vs Arizona: 3.2 IN, 6 H, 3 R. 

Splits for Cubs 
Cubs .228/.656 vs RHP.
Cubs .263/.742 vs LHP. 

Scouting report

The other options was...

Chien-Ming Wang

(Courtesy Louisville Bats)

Chien-Ming Wang (8-5 3.43) is not on the 40-man.
Wang pitched Wednesday night: 6.2 IN, 4 H, 2 R, 8 BB, 1 K.
Wang's ERA is 2.59 over his last six starts (38.2 IN).

Wang once won 19 games in back-to-back seasons for the Yankees




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