Sizzling Jonathan India and the Reds look to extend their dominance over the Rockies at GABP

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Previewing the pitching matchups: Reds vs. Rockies

Cincinnati Reds starter Luis Cessa vs. Colorado Rockies starter Kyle Freeland

Tonight's opener has Luis Cessa (3-2 5.36 ERA) on the bump for the Cincinnati Reds as the Coloarado Rockies counter with Kyle Freeland (7-9 4.88 ERA). Cessa will be making his third start since being thrust into emergency duty following a slew of trades and injuries to the Cincinnati rotation.

The right-hander's four innings of work in his last appearance against the Washington Nationals was his longest outing as a starter since he threw 5.1 innings as a member of the New York Yankees in 2018. With an exhausted bullpen following the 13-inning marathon on Wednesday night, don't be surprised to see manager David Bell stretch Cessa to the five-inning mark.

University of Evansville alum Kyle Freeland was brilliant earlier this season at Coors Field when he faced the Redlegs. Tossing seven innings of four-hit, one-run baseball, the southpaw was rewarded with a victory in a Rockies 10-1 rout of the Reds.

Cincinnati Reds starter Nick Lodolo vs. Colorado Rockies starter German Marquez

Reds rookie Nick Lodolo (3-5 4.30 ERA) toes the rubber Saturday night while German Marquez (7-10 4.97 ERA) gets the call for Bud Black's squad.Over his last seven starts, Lodolo has been on quite a roll.

Hurling 40.2 frames, the Cincinnati lefty has fanned 44 and compiled an excellent 3.32 ERA. Even more encouraging is that Lodolo has only issued three free passes in his last 12.1 frames. If the 24-year-old TCU product can consistently find the strike zone, the sky is the limit.

It finally happened. The last time German Marquez faced the Reds, Cincinnati was able to hang a loss on the veteran right-hander. Previous to that June 2021 outing, Marquez had limited Cincinnati to seven runs in 20 innings as he picked up the victory in each of their three meetings.

Cincinnati Reds starter Chase Anderson vs. Colorado Rockies starter Jose Urena

Sunday's matinee series finale will feature Chase Anderson (0-2 27.00 ERA) opposing Jose Urena (3-5 5.80 ERA) of the Rockies. This start can only go better than Anderson's debut for the Cincinnati Reds.

Recording just four outs, the right-hander was torched for four hits and five runs against the Cardinals on Monday night. It should be interesting to see how long he goes Sunday, considering Anderson was saddled with the loss as he worked the final inning of Wednesday's extra-inning affair.

Expect to see a ton of Redlegs on the bases Sunday afternoon. Jose Urena has produced an ugly 1.67 WHIP on the season. However, this is not unfamiliar territory for the 30-year-old veteran. Since the 2019 campaign, he has compiled a WHIP of least 1.48 and owns a 1.40 mark throughout his eight-year career.