Cincinnati Reds probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. Texas Rangers, April 25

Cincinnati Reds designated hitter Henry Ramos
Cincinnati Reds designated hitter Henry Ramos / Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Probable starting pitchers

Whew, that was fun, right? The Cincinnati Reds overcame a 5-1 deficit on Monday night to snap their six-game losing streak thanks to TJ Friedl's clutch hit in the ninth inning. The Redlegs will try to make it two in a row when they take on the Texas Rangers again on Tuesday night.

Reds manager David Bell will turn to the veteran right arm of Luke Weaver. The former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher made his first start of the season last week, and after overcoming some trouble early, Weaver went six innings, allowed four runs, and struck out eight.

Martin Perez will get the ball for Texas on Tuesday night. The left-hander has been solid thus far, going 3-1 in four starts with a 3.38 ERA. The Reds have faced their fair share of southpaw starters this season.

Cincinnati Reds starting lineup

You knew that David Bell was going to go with a predominantly right-handed hitting lineup with a left-handed starter on the bump. Jonathan India once again is occupying the No. 1 spot in the batting order. Spencer Steer, Stuart Fairchild, and Tyler Stephenson will follow him.

Wil Myers is back at first base tonight while Kevin Newman replaces Jose Barrero at shortstop. Recently called up Henry Ramos will be in right field with Nick Senzel and Luke Maile bringing up the rear.

Which Cincinnati Reds player needs to bounce back in tonight's game?

Well, the player who really needs to bounce back isn't in the lineup tonight.Time is running out for Jose Barrero. Entering this season, everyone knew that the leash was going to be very short. Both Matt McLain and Elly De La Cruz are chomping at the bit, ready to be called up to the big leagues.

With Barrero on the bench, how about Nick Senzel? Sure, he did a great job taking ball four during the eighth inning with the bases loaded on Monday night, but the former first-round pick has really struggled since returning to the lineup.

Which Cincinnati Reds player will be the X-factor in tonight's game?

After watching Jonathan India play on Monday night, there's every reason to believe that the Cincinnati Reds second baseman has been reinvigorated. As India goes, so go the Reds. Last night, India reached base three times, and three times, he scored.

India logged one hit and drew two walks, one of which came in the ninth inning. He scored the winning run and will be the table-setter again tonight. With the bats behind him showing some life, look for a big game out of Jonathan India tonight.

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