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Reds at Indians, Game 2: Preview/Prediction Thread

Doug Pensinger

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Cleveland Indians

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Homer Bailey vs Scott Kazmir

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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The Reds try to rebound tonight and claim the "Ohio Cup" for 2013. After winning the two-game series against the Tribe in Cincinnati, Bronson Arroyo got lit up for 5 runs last night in the loss.

Homer Bailey takes the ball tonight hoping to build on his impressive start to the 2013 season. In 7 of his 10 starts this season, Bailey has allowed 2 runs or fewer. Some might be worried about his workload, having averaged more than 112 pitches over his last three start. It would be a good time for Bailey to have a low-pitch-count, easy effort tonight. The Indians counter with Scott Kazmir. Sporting an ERA around 6, Kazmir has been pretty terrible for Cleveland. He has yet to pitch more than 6 innings in a game this year and he's putting runners on base far more than a pitcher should. You have to like this match-up for the Reds.

The 'pen is in good shape, at least from a workload perspective.

Go Reds!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 5/25 5/26 5/27 5/28 5/29 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 13p
1.0, 17p

2.0 IP, 30 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 1.0, 16p
0.2, 9p

1.2 IP, 25 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.0, 13p

0.1, 5p
1.1 IP, 18 pitches
J.J. Hoover
2.0, 38p

1.0, 17p
3.0 IP, 55 pitches
Logan Ondrusek
0.2, 25p
1.1, 31p
2.0 IP, 56 pitches
Manny Parra

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

2.0, 30p

2.0 IP, 30 pitches