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Reds vs. Marlins Game 3: Preview/Prediction Thread

Can the Reds bounce back?

Andy Lyons

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Miami Marlins
@ Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Wade LeBlanc vs Bronson Arroyo

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 50.

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Man, it's disappointing to get beat by the Marlins. Mat Latos had a great performance, but Kevin Slowey matched him and a 94 MPH dead straight fastball from Aroldis Chapman made the difference. Hopefully today's game will get us back on track, and it's a day game so the crowd will be rocking.

Bronson Arroyo has pretty average numbers against the Marlins overall, and unsurprisingly, is pretty consistent between day and night games. Wade LeBlanc has lost all three of his starts so far, and has a 6.75 ERA. This lineup should improve today.

Bullpen looks pretty well rested, overall. Broxy could probably use a day if possible, but the rest should be good to go. Considering we're coming off of 5 good starting performances in a row, it's interesting to see the effect it's having on the team's record (4-1 in that span). As the starting pitching goes, the Reds go.

Go Bronson. Go Reds.

Ryan Hanigan is still bothered by that thing, so Devin Mesoraco is going to catch Bronson today.


Choo CF Pierre LF
Cozart SS Polanco 3B
Votto 1B Stanton RF
Phillips 2B Dobbs 1B
Bruce RF Ruggiano CF
Frazier 3B Green SS
Heisey LF Olivo C
Mesoraco C Solano 2B
Arroyo P LeBlanc P

Bullpen Log

Reliever 4/15 4/16 4/17 4/18 4/19 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 14p 1.0, 17p

1.0, 16p 3.0 IP, 47 pitches
Jonathan Broxton

1.0,11p 1.0, 9p 2.0 IP, 20 pitches
Sam LeCure

1.0, 17p
1.0 IP, 17 pitches
J.J. Hoover

1.0, 11p
1.0 IP, 11 pitches
Logan Ondrusek

1.0, 6p

1.0 IP, 6 pitches
Manny Parra

0 IP, 0 pitches
Alfredo Simon

1.0, 11p

1.0 IP, 11 pitches