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Christian Encarnacion-Strand sitting Wednesday for Reds

Cincinnati Reds infielder Christian Encarnacion-Strand is not in the lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Bryce Miller and the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Encarnacion-Strand will take a breather for the first time this season after going 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Tuesday. Spencer Steer will cover first base and Stuart Fairchild will move up to hit third for the Reds. Nick Martini will serve as the designated hitter and bat eighth.

Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, the Reds' implied total (3.56) and the game total (7.5) are both among the lowest in the majors on Wednesday.