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Cincinnati Reds
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Saturday, Jun 1, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT
PNC Park at North Shore

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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It's June and the Reds are one of the best teams in baseball. Savor it.

The Reds try to build on their performance last night with the recently awesome Mike Leake on the mound. Historically, he's been better than average against Pittsburgh, with a 3.54 career ERA, and is coming off of 3 good outings in a row.

He'll face off against the very interesting Francisco Liriano, who after a career riddled by injuries so far, is finally living up to the hype as a 29-year-old in Pittsburgh. His last start was his only rough one, but he has a 0.71 ERA at home so far this season (in only two starts). He's also never faced the Reds.

Thanks to a stellar Johnny Cueto last night, the bullpen is in pretty good shape. Go Reds!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 5/27 5/28 5/29 5/30 5/31 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 17p



1.0 IP, 17 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 0.2, 9p



0.2 IP, 9 pitches
Sam LeCure
0.1, 5p

1.0, 15p 1.1 IP, 20 pitches
J.J. Hoover

1.0, 17p 1.0, 22p
2.0 IP, 49 pitches
Logan Ondrusek

1.1, 31p

1.1 IP, 31 pitches
Manny Parra

0.1, 3p
1.0, 11p
1.1 IP, 14 pitches
Alfredo Simon
2.0, 30p
2.1, 45p

4.1 IP, 75 pitches