Right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez will look to bounce back from a rough start last time out in the second tilt of a three-game series between the Reds and Cardinals.
Martinez (11-4, 2.61 ERA) has been one of the Cardinals' top pitchers this season, but he struggled last time out against the Rockies on Thursday. Martinez was roughed up for five runs on 10 hits in five innings. The poor outing broke up a string of five consecutive starts with one earned run or fewer allowed by Martinez.
Robert Bondy is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.