1. Ace on the mound. With Chris Tillman out, Kevin Gausman is being treated like the ace of the staff. Buck Showalter is pitching his rotation out of order to keep Gausman on regular rest, moving Ubaldo Jimenez back a day to start Wednesday. And Gausman performed much closer to the pitcher the club needs him to be his last time out. He allowed one run in six innings with season lows in walks (two) and strikeouts (three). He had command problems his first two outings and has struck out 11 batters while walking nine through three starts. He has yet to allow a home run, however. Tonight marks his first career start against the Reds.