The Cardinals come in to the series with their offense in high gear. They've had 13 or more hits in three of their first four games, including 14 in a 9-3 victory over the Brewers on Sunday. Their only misfire was Saturday, when Zack Greinke and the Brewers' bullpen held them to six hits in a 6-0 loss, their only loss so far. Reds: Stubbs wants to use speed
Outfielder Drew Stubbs has tried to make bunting one of his tools in order to utilize his speed for infield hits. It worked well on Thursday, as he bunted for a single past the mound. "I felt like I put in a lot of hard work in Spring Training the last couple of years," Stubbs said. "I've finally got to the comfort level where I could use it when I needed to. I felt like it was a good time to use it and get off on the right foot."