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Game 2: Reds vs. Angels (7:10 PM EDT) Latos vs. Wilson

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It's Opening Night!

He's been waiting all offseason for this.  Sorry in advance, Angels.
He's been waiting all offseason for this. Sorry in advance, Angels.
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Next Game

Los Angeles Angels
@ Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

C.J. Wilson vs Mat Latos

Clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 50.

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Night baseball: it's real, and it's fantastic.

The Reds play under the lights for the first time this season, and Mat Latos will take the hill against C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles, California Angels of Anaheim, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, California. The good guys will be looking to move past the disappointment of losing their season opener two days ago, and will also be looking to move on from Ryan Ludwick's potentially season-ending injury.

Chris Heisey will get the first crack at the LF job beginning today, and Derrick Robinson has been brought up from AAA Louisville to take Ludwick's spot on the 25 man roster (Ludwick has been placed on the 15 day DL, though early reports suggest his return won't be for 13 to 14 weeks). Here's to hoping that he, along with the rest of the bunch, improve upon their 3 for 42 performance at the plate.

The Red Reporter crew will be out in full force at GABP this evening. If you see a Laotian flag, a group of 8 dudes with beards/mustaches waiting in line for craft beer, or see the Pope, odds are it's them...and by all means, feel free to pinch them on the butt and say hello. My suggestion? Buy your beers early, folks. After the RR's get revved up, they'll likely drain the kegs quickly.

Go Reds! They're my favorite team!

LINEUPS

Reds

Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF
Chris Heisey (R) LF
Joey Votto (L) 1B
Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Jay Bruce (L) RF
Todd Frazier (R) 3B
Zack Cozart (R) SS
Ryan Hanigan (R) C
Mat Latos (R) P

Angels

Mike Trout (R) CF
Erick Aybar (S) SS
Albert Pujols (R) 1B
Josh Hamilton (L) RF
Mark Trumbo (R) LF
Howard Kendrick (R) 2B
Alberto Callaspo (S) 3B
Chris Iannetta (R) C
C.J. Wilson (L) P

Bullpen Log

Reliever 3/29 3/30 3/31 4/1 4/2 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 0.2, 6p -
1.0, 20p
-
1.2 IP, 26 pitches
Sean Marshall
-
-
0 IP, 0 pitches
Jonathan Broxton
-
1.0, 14p
-
1.0 IP, 14 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.0, 10p
-
2.0, 34p
-
3.0 IP, 44 pitches
J.J. Hoover 0.1 IP, 4p
-
2.0, 47p -
3.1 IP, 51 pitches
Manny Parra -
-
0 IP, 0 pitches
Alfredo Simon 1.0, 19p
-

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1.0 IP, 19 pitches