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Reds at A's, Game 1: Preview/Prediction Thread

Norm Hall

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Oakland Athletics

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Bronson Arroyo vs Tommy Milone

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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A weird two-game series in Oakland is how we begin our Reds week. The Reds prevailed in their last game in Arizona, but this isn't a bad Oakland team they're about to face. They're 10 games over .500. And despite hitting a skid lately, should not be taken lightly.

Luckily, the Reds have a guy on the mound who's had experience in the AL tonight in Bronson Arroyo. Bronson has a 3.96 ERA in 6 starts against the A's, which is pretty decent for him. He's been great in June, with a 1.57 ERA so far this month.

Meanwhile, the Reds will face soft-tossing lefty Tommy Milone. He's got a 3.98 ERA so far this year, but got knocked around by the Rangers his last time out.

The Reds are rested, and we're likely to see a shakeup with tonight's lineup with Heisey coming back and Brandon Phillips being placed on paternity leave. Here we go. Go Reds!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 6/20 6/21 6/22 6/23 6/24 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman

0.0, 18p 1.0, 24p - 1.0 IP, 32 pitches
Tony Cingrani 0.2, 17p

- 0.2 IP, 17 pitches
Sam LeCure

- 0.0 IP, 0 pitches
J.J. Hoover 2.0, 25p 0.2, 17p

- 2.2 IP, 42 pitches
Curtis Partch
1.0, 36p

- 1.0 IP, 36 pitches
Manny Parra

1.0, 12p
0.1, 5p - 1.1 IP, 17 pitches
Alfredo Simon 0.1, 14p 1.0, 12p


1.1 IP, 26 pitches