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Game 149: Reds @ Cubs (8:05 EDT). Leake vs. Rusin.

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Chicago Cubs

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Mike Leake vs Chris Rusin


TV: FSO-HD, CSC-HD; RADIO: WLW, WGN; WEB:, Gameday Audio, Gameday


Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 15-25 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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Will Mike Leake be on the playoff roster? If he builds on his last start and finishes strong (as he did last season), he probably will be. With the Reds' weak bench depth and Leake's bat, he probably should be. There's an argument to be made that Devin Mesoraco would allow Navarro or Hanigan to pinch-hit, depending on who is catching. But there just aren't that many bats to depend on.

I'm not sure who Chris Rusin is. I'm not trying to be flip. I just don't know.

The Reds' magic number is 4... Lineups, bench and UltraflexBullP.E.N. log(X)treme after the jump.

Mike Leake Stats Chris Rusin
4.69 (90)
ERA (ERA+) 5.06 (81)
WHIP 1.50
K/BB 2.5
IP 16.0



Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Drew Stubbs (R) CF
Joey Votto (L) 1B
Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
Jay Bruce (L) RF
Scott Rolen (R) 3B
Dioner Navarro (S) C
Wilson Valdez (R) SS
Mike Leake (R) P


Devin Mesoraco (R) C
Ryan Hanigan (R) C
Miguel Cairo (R) IF
Todd Frazier (R) 3B,1B,LF
Didi Gregorius (L) SS
Henry Rodriguez (S) 2B/3B
Xavier Paul (L) OF
Denis Phipps (R) OF
Chris Heisey (R) OF

Zack Cozart (R) SS - day-to-day


David DeJesus (L) RF
Darwin Barney (R) 2B
Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
Alfonso Soriano (R) LF
Starlin Castro (R) SS
Luis Valbuena (L) 3B
Welington Castillo (R) C
Brett Jackson (L) CF
Chris Rusin (L) P

Bullpen Log

Reliever 9/14 9/15 9/16 9/17 9/18 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman -
0 IP, 0 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 1.0, 22p
1.0, 14p
2.0 IP, 36 pitches
Sean Marshall 1.0, 17p
0.2, 17p
0.2, 13p
3.0 IP, 47 pitches
Jose Arredondo 0.1, 2p
0.1 IP, 2 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.1, 16p
1.1 IP, 16 pitches
J.J. Hoover 1.0, 21p
1.0 IP, 21 pitches
Alfredo Simon 1.0, 10p -
1.0 IP, 10 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 13p 0.1, 6p
1.1 IP, 13 pitches
Tony Cingrani 1.1, 32p
1 IP, 32 pitches
Todd Redmond -
0 IP, 0 pitches
Pedro Villareal -
0 IP, 0 pitches

Surprisingly, it's probably time to rest Sean Marshall a little bit.