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Reds at Cubs, Game 2: Preview/Prediction Thread

David Banks

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Chicago Cubs

Saturday, May 4, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Tony Cingrani vs Jeff Samardzija

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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I'm looking forward to seeing what Tony Cingrani can do today. Wrigley's not always an easy place to pitch for a visiting player, and with how great he's been in the last few starts, my expectations of him just keep going up along with his numbers. It won't help that he's facing a Cubs team that came a J.J. Hoover close to taking yesterday's game. Let's hope Chapman can get a day off to hang out and rest.

They'll face Jeff Samardzija, who's been ok but not great as he leads the league in losses and wild pitches. He still has a 3.36 ERA at this point, and pitched well the last time out against the Reds. He only went 5 innings in his last start, so the Reds will hope to get to that bullpen early again.

This is a chance to win the series today, on the road, which shouldn't be taken lightly. Let's do this. Go Reds.

Bullpen Log

Reliever 4/29 4/30 5/1 5/2 5/3 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 13p

- 0.2, 32p 1.2 IP, 45 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 1.0, 13p

- 1.0, 7p 2.0 IP, 20 pitches
Sam LeCure
1.0, 10p
- 0.2, 13p 1.2 IP, 23 pitches
J.J. Hoover

0.2, 11p - 0.1, 4p 1.0 IP, 15 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 15p
2.0, 30p -
3.0 IP, 45 pitches
Sean Marshall

- 0.2, 11p 0.2 IP, 11 pitches
Alfredo Simon


0.0 IP, 0 pitches