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Game 94 Preview & Thread: Reds vs. Brewers (7:10 EDT). Arroyo vs. Gallardo

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Milwaukee Brewers
@ Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, Jul 21, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Yovani Gallardo vs Bronson Arroyo


TV: MLB Network, FSO-HD, FSWI-HD; RADIO: RADIO: WLW, WTMJ; WEB:, Gameday Audio, Gameday


Clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

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The Reds are 6-2 since the Break and 3-2 since losing Votto. That's good, if totally inconclusive. Unfortunately, the Pirates. Then again, the Reds have gained 1 1/2 on Pittsburgh in a little over a week. That's certainly not nothing.

Yovani Gallardo is another test of the Reds' Very Right-handed Lineup. He's held righties to a .230/.288/.380 line over his career and .222/.278/.366 this season. Over in the home dugout, Bronson is coming off his first truly Terribl-royo outing of the season, having given up a lot of runs AND going just 3.0 innings. The silver lining, as always, is that these terrible outings almost never happen twice in a row - or even as part of a trend. They're like spotting a rare and annoying species that you're glad is endangered.

Lineups and bullpen log after the jump.

Bronson Arroyo Stats Yovani Gallardo
4.03 (104)
ERA (ERA+) 3.59 (116)
WHIP 1.327
K/BB 2.42
FIP 3.85
xFIP 3.66
SIERA 3.75
IP 115.1



Drew Stubbs (R) CF
Zack Cozart (R) SS
Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Jay Bruce (L) RF
Scott Rolen (R) 3B
Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
Todd Frazier (R) 1B
Ryan Hanigan (R) C
Bronson Arroyo (R) P


Norichika Aoki (L) CF
Travis Ishikawa (L) 1B
Ryan Braun (R) LF
Aramis Ramirez (R) 3B
Corey Hart (R) RF
Rickie Weeks (R) 2B
Martin Maldonado (R) C
Jeff Bianchi (R) SS
Yovani Gallardo (R) P

Bullpen Log

Reliever 7/16 7/17 7/18 7/19 7/20 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 0.1, 4p 1.0, 14p 1.0, 13p
2.1 IP, 41 pitches
Sean Marshall 0.2, 14p 0.1, 8p 1.0 IP, 22 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 26p 1.1, 17p 0.2, 7p 3.0 IP, 50 pitches
Jose Arredondo 1.0, 12p 1.0, 19p 0.2, 26p 2.2 IP, 57 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.0, 14p 1.1, 19p 2.1 IP, 33 pitches
Alfredo Simon 3.0, 46p 1.2, 21p 4.2 IP, 67 pitches
Bill Bray 1.0, 18p 1.0, 8p 2.0 IP, 26 pitches

Bullpen notes:

  • Might be one of those times to ease up on Chapman, as he's appeared in 6 of 8 games (in 8 days) since the Break.