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Reds vs. Brewers, Game 2: Preview/Prediction Thread

Jamie Sabau

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Milwaukee Brewers
@ Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Yovani Gallardo vs Homer Bailey

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Last night was a nail-biter but ended the best possible way. Jay Bruce walk-off home runs are the best. We'll enjoy a better pitching matchup today, Homer Bailey takes on Yovani Gallardo. Bailey was great in his last two starts, including 8 solid innings against the Cubs his last time out. Historically, he's actually struggled against the Brew Crew, with a 5.81 career ERA.

Similarly, Gallardo was pretty great his last time out too. He shut out the Marlins for 8 innings, but this team he's facing today ain't the Marlins. He only pitched 4 innings last time he was here in May, and gets knocked around to the tune of a 4.81 ERA against the Reds historically.

We're expecting both Joey Votto and Ryan Braun back in the lineup today, so the bats should get a little more work. Bronson put in work last night, so the bullpen is okay, especially with Villarreal in there now. Let's go Reds!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 6/10 6/11 6/12 6/13 6/14 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman

1.0, 8p
1.0, 10p 2.0 IP, 18 pitches
Pedro Villarreal 6.0, 103p

6.0 IP, 103 pitches (AAA)
Sam LeCure

1.0, 21p 0.1, 4p 1.1 IP, 25 pitches
J.J. Hoover

1.0, 20p
1.0 IP, 20 pitches
Curtis Partch
1.0, 14p
4.0, 53p
5.0 IP, 67 pitches
Manny Parra

1.0, 8p
0.1, 6p
1.1 IP, 14 pitches
Alfredo Simon 1.0, 21p

0.2, 12p 1.0, 12p

2.2 IP, 45 pitches