Mad Max is back.
The New York Mets play the middle game of their three-game road series on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds and it marks the return of ace Max Scherzer.
First pitch is set for 6:40 p.m. at Great American Ball Park. The game will be broadcast on SNY.
Scherzer (5-1, 2.54), who has been out since May 18 due to an oblique strain, will be opposed by the Reds' Nick Lodolo (1-2, 5.52).
The Mets' bats came alive in a 7-4 win over Cincinnati in the series opener on Monday.
Here are the lineups announced by the teams on Tuesday afternoon:
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 5, 2022
7/5 Cincinnati Reds Lineup:
1 2B Jonathan India
2 3B Brandon Drury
3 LF Tommy Pham
4 RF Tyler Naquin
5 DH Donovan Solano
6 1B Mike Moustakas
7 CF Nick Senzel
8 SS Matt Reynolds
9 C Michael Papierski
SP:Nick Lodolo #ATOBTTR #MLB
— Grand Slam Picks (@GSMLBPicks) July 5, 2022
This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds announce tonight's starting lineups