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Reds vs. Cubs, Game 1: Preview/Prediction Thread

Al Bello

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Chicago Cubs
@ Cincinnati Reds

Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Scott Feldman vs Bronson Arroyo

Clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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That was a fun road trip, eh? The Reds come home to the Cubs with Bronson Arroyo on the hill. Bronson's been historically pretty good against the Chubbies, with a career 2.99 ERA in 26 starts. He also is on a bit of a hot streak, with two scoreless starts in a row, so another one would be just what the doctor ordered.

They face Scott Feldman, who curiously enough, has never faced Cincinnati. Weird, right? This is his first year in the NLC, after a few years with the Rangers. Feldman's coming off of 5 quality starts in a row, including a scoreless one last time out, so he won't be a cake walk.

With the off day, everyone should be pretty rested. Go Reds! They're my favorite home team!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 5/19 5/20 5/21 5/22 5/23 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 0.1, 14p 1.0, 11p
1.0, 18p - 2.1 IP, 43 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 0.2, 19p 1.0, 11p

- 1.2 IP, 30 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.0, 19p
1.0, 18p
- 2.0 IP, 37 pitches
J.J. Hoover
0.1, 3p
0.1, 3p - 0.2 IP, 6 pitches
Logan Ondrusek
1.0, 15p 1.0, 14p
- 2.0 IP, 29 pitches
Manny Parra
2.0, 25p

- 2.0 IP, 25 pitches (AA)
Alfredo Simon

1.0, 15p -

1.0 IP, 15 pitches