Chatwood looks to keep on rolling

Chatwood looks to keep on rolling

The Reds and Rockies will face off for their third game in a four-game set on Wednesday night, with Cincinnati's John Lamb facing off against Colorado's Tyler Chatwood.

Lamb has struggled lately, giving up at least six runs and not pitching beyond four innings in two of his last three starts. He also owns a 1.82 WHIP, which is 11th-worst among pitchers with at least five starts.

Chatwood is coming off three straight quality starts, including two straight in which he has only allowed one run. His 2.69 ERA through 10 starts is the third-lowest in Rockies history behind Mike Hampton in 2001 (2.65) and Ubaldo Jimenez in 2010 (0.88), according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Three things to know about this game

• Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is day to day with a left ankle injury that forced him to leave Monday's game early and sit out Tuesday's game. He is hitting a career-low .256 this season, but his .420 slugging percentage is his highest since 2012.

• Chatwood has a 0.53 ERA on the road compared to a 5.10 ERA at home. However, his last two home starts have been quality starts against the Giants and Mets, allowing three earned runs over 14 total innings.

• Lamb has run into trouble this season by leaving balls up, making him susceptible to long balls. His 1.9 home runs per nine innings allowed would be the second-highest in baseball behind Milwaukee's Chase Anderson had he qualified for the innings limit.

Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.