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Game 111: Reds @ Brewers (2:10 EDT). Latos vs. Wolf.

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT
Miller Park

Mat Latos vs Randy Wolf

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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It's only been a little over a month since the Reds lost three in a row, but it seems like a season a go. That's because we've been spoiled by both good play and weak opposing pitching.

The Reds have averaged just two runs and 5 hits per game over this losing streak. It likely has everything to do with facing three good starting pitchers - which is a reminder that they can't really do without Joey Votto when facing decent-to-good competition over the stretch run and in the playoffs. Also, a few things are breaking the other way now. The Reds started off their big winning streak beating Fiers and Gallardo. But I think it's OK to talk about the playoffs like they're probably going to happen.

The team will try to stave off a sweep for the first time since June 20th in Cleveland.

Go Reds, because we're now entitled to very frequent victories.

Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/3 8/4 8/5 8/6 8/7 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 17p 1.0, 23p 2.0 P, 40 pitches
Sean Marshall 1.0, 10p 0.1, 8p 1.1 IP, 18 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 0.2, 5p 1.0, 17p 1.2 IP, 22 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 27p 1.0 IP, 27 pitches
Jose Arredondo 0.1, 4p 1.0, 21p 1.1 IP, 25 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.2, 14p 0.2, 11p 2.1 IP, 25 pitches
Alfredo Simon 3.0, 46p 3.0 IP, 46 pitches