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

Jonathan Daniel

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Atlanta Braves
@ Cincinnati Reds

Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Paul Maholm vs Bronson Arroyo

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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The Reds come into this latest homestand on a 4-game winning streak, which is a big deal given their road struggles thus far. The name of the game now is to continue the good performances at home. They'll try to do that against a familiar foe in Paul Maholm. He's faced us 20 times in his career, and has a 3.70 ERA against us total. He's been mostly good so far this year, and threw 8 innings of 2-run ball last time out.

The good guys will counter with Bronson Arroyo, who has a career 5.34 ERA against the Braves. This is a pretty solid Braves lineup, so we'll see which Arroyo we get here.

Bullpen could use a break, honestly, unless we want to see Alfredo Simon pitch for the first time in a week. And I'd rather not see that.

Let's start this homestand out on a good note, eh? Go Reds!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4 5/5 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman
- 0.2, 32p 1.0, 19p
1.2 IP, 51 pitches
Jonathan Broxton
- 1.0, 7p 1.0, 12p
2.0 IP, 19 pitches
Sam LeCure
- 0.2, 13p
2.0, 22p 2.2 IP, 35 pitches
J.J. Hoover 0.2, 11p - 0.1, 4p
1.0, 28p 2.0 IP, 43 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 2.0, 30p -
1.0, 10p
3.0 IP, 40 pitches
Sean Marshall
- 0.2, 11p
1.0, 12p 1.2 IP, 23 pitches
Alfredo Simon

0.0 IP, 0 pitches