Zack Cozart (illness) is back in Tuesday's lineup.
Cozart sat out Sunday and Monday due to illness, but he's ready to give it a go. The 27-year-old is hitting just .206/.233/.338 with five home runs, 20 RBI and a .570 OPS in 39 games this year.
Mike Leake held the Mets scoreless over seven innings in the Reds' 4-0 victory on Tuesday.
Leake has now made two consecutive starts without allowing a run, lowering his ERA to 3.25 in the process. There was some thought his spot in the rotation might be in danger with the return of Johnny Cueto, but Tony Cingrani being demoted was a vote of confidence in favor of the 25-year-old. His next start will come in an interleague matchup with the Indians on Monday.
Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single against the Mets on Tuesday.
Votto is 20-for-40 (.500) in the 10 games, raising his batting average to .353 on the season. Miguel Cabrera is getting the bulk of the attention nationally, but few hitters in the game are as locked in as Votto right now.
Devin Mesoraco hit his second home run of the season and drove in two runs in the Reds' win over the Mets on Tuesday.
Mesoraco drove in his first run with a bases-loaded walk in the first inning, and he put the Reds out of reach for good with a solo homer in the ninth. The catcher is hitting just .234 and hasn't produced much, and he's likely to continue to split starts with Ryan Hanigan going forward.
Jack Hannahan grounded out as a pinch-hitter in Monday's victory against the Mets.
The Minnesota native is miscast as a pinch-hitter and is no threat to Todd Frazier's job, despite the latter's struggles. Hannahan is known for his glove, not his stick, but Cincinnati likely hoped for more than a .222/.317/.278 slash line when they inked him to a two-year, $4 million contract over the offseason.
Johnny Cueto won in his return from the disabled list after allowing three runs and three hits in five innings against the Mets on Monday.
Cueto struck out eight and walked four. One of those walks preceded Marlon Byrd's three-run homer in the third. Following that home run, Cueto struck out four batters in a row. He ended up throwing 90 pitches in his return, 52 of them for strikes.