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Reds vs. Cubs, Game 2: Preview/Prediction Thread

Jamie Sabau

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Chicago Cubs
@ Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Travis Wood vs Homer Bailey

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 1-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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Last night was about as much as you can ask for as a Reds fan. Bats alive, sell-out crowd who was into the game, solid night by Bronson, and a bunch of dingers. Today sees Travis Wood return to GABP to pitch in front of what should be another pretty nice crowd. Wood has been one of the better pitchers in the NL so far, honestly. He's got a 2.24 ERA through 9 starts, all of which have been quality ones. He hasn't gone less than 6 innings in a start, and hasn't given up more than 3 runs all year. That's getting it done. It's nice to see Trailer Park Trav having some success, but I wish it wasn't with the Cubs. I digress.

He'll face Homer Bailey, who is similarly having his best season yet. He's coming off of two great starts in a row, and will hope to erase what happened in his last start at home, where he gave up 4 runs in 5 innings.

Bullpen Log

Reliever 5/20 5/21 5/22 5/23 5/24 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 11p
1.0, 18p - 1.0, 22p 3.0 IP, 51 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 1.0, 11p

- 1.0, 21p 2.0 IP, 32 pitches
Sam LeCure
1.0, 18p
1.0 IP, 18 pitches
J.J. Hoover 0.1, 3p
0.1, 3p -
0.2 IP, 6 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 15p 1.0, 14p
- 1.0, 13p 3.0 IP, 42 pitches
Manny Parra

0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Alfredo Simon

1.0, 15p -

1.0 IP, 15 pitches