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Reds at Indians, Game 1: Preview/Prediction Thread

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Cleveland Indians

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Bronson Arroyo vs Justin Masterson

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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I guess this is the start of a new series? Sure. The Reds gallantly swept the last 2-game series and embark on another 2-game series against a familiar foe, the Cleveland Indians. You may remember them from the 2-game series that I just talked about.

Bronson Arroyo will be taking the hill for the good guys, and will do so with a career 5.14 ERA against the Tribe. Still, he's coming off of 3 straight quality starts and his last road outing was that great start in Philly where the Reds whupped up on the Phils.

He will face Jamaican-born right-hander Justin Masterson, who actually grew up in Reds country. His story isn't that much unlike Arroyo's in that he first gained success playing in Boston and then got shipped to Ohio for a large Spanish-speaking gentleman. Outside of playing Hyde on "That 70's Show", Masterson comes in with a 3.20 ERA and got roughed around in his last start. Fun fact: He has never faced Cincinnati. Only 3 current Reds have faced him, with Shin-Soo Choo having the most success going 2-for-3. Cesar Izturis' 3-for-11 isn't too shabby either.

The back end of the bullpen could use a rest, but the front-line guys should be ready to roll. Go Reds!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 5/24 5/25 5/26 5/27 5/28 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 22p 1.0, 13p
1.0, 17p
3.0 IP, 52 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 1.0, 21p 1.0, 16p
0.2, 9p
2.2 IP, 46 pitches
Sam LeCure
1.0, 13p

0.1, 5p 1.1 IP, 18 pitches
J.J. Hoover

2.0, 38p

2.0 IP, 38 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 13p
0.2, 25p
1.2 IP, 38 pitches
Manny Parra


0.1, 14p
0.1, 3p 0.2 IP, 17 pitches
Alfredo Simon



2.0, 30p

2.0 IP, 30 pitches