Not much has gone right since the All-Star break for the Amazins', who have dropped faster in the standings than a stone in water. However, one of the few remaining bright spots will be on the mound Wednesday.
R.A. Dickey gets the ball looking for his 16th win of the year. Dickey has been sensational, toting around a 2.72 ERA thanks to a dancing knuckleball that nobody seems able to hit. In his last start against the Miami Marlins, Dickey pitched a complete game while allowing just one run and striking out 10.
The Reds have Mike Leake on the bump, he of the 4.51 ERA and 4-7 record. Once considered a top prospect, Leake has struggled to find his groove in the big leagues. In his last outing, Leake surrendered three runs in six innings to the Chicago Cubs, earning himself a no-decision.
Time: 7:10 p.m. ET