Game 11: Reds at Pirates (7:05 PM EDT) Cueto vs. Locke

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
PNC Park at North Shore

Johnny Cueto vs Jeff Locke

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing out from right to left field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 55.

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What better way to stop a 3-game skid than to sit the guy who hit two homers last night, huh? All lineup gnashing aside, the pitching matchup tonight is much more favorable towards the Reds than it was last night.

Cozy back up to the second spot, while Dusty scrambles for a solution there with Heisey having a rough night there yesterday. Pirates lineup looks the same, except for the starter. I'll be honest, I know nothing about Jeff Locke. He looks like their Mike Leake. We should just call him Jeff Leake.

Lineups

REDS PIRATES
Shin-Soo Choo CF Starling Marte LF
Zack Cozart SS
Neil Walker 2B
Joey Votto 1B Andrew McCutchen CF
Todd Frazier 3B Garrett Jones 1B
Jay Bruce RF Russell Martin C
Chris Heisey LF Pedro Alvarez 3B
Ryan Hanigan C
Travis Snider RF
Cesar Izturis 2B Clint Barmes SS
Johnny Cueto P
Jeff Locke P

The back of the bullpen is shot right now, which I guess is what you'd expect with the big boys getting rest on the 8th, only for the last two games of the Cardinals series to not require the high-leverage guys. That said, Brox and Chapman will probably get some work today, and it's safe to say that Hoover, Ondrusek, and maybe even Parra are sitting today.

Bullpen Log

Reliever 4/8 4/9 4/10 4/11 4/12 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman

-
0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 15p
1.0, 7p - 1.2, 20p 3.0 IP, 42 pitches
Jonathan Broxton

-
0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.0, 14p

-
1.0 IP, 14 pitches
J.J. Hoover 1.0, 21p
- 0.1, 14p 1.1 IP, 35 pitches
Manny Parra 2.0, 34p
- 0.0, 5p
2.0 IP, 39 pitches
Alfredo Simon 1.0, 8p
2.0, 42p -

3.0 IP, 50 pitches

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