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Cincinnati Reds
@ Oakland Athletics

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Homer Bailey vs A.J. Griffin

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Cool series, guys. This wraps up a super short series against Oaklandia. We got a dose of Badroyo last night and the offense left too many guys on base, but for all intents and purposes, this is one of those must-win games. If the Reds are going into the off day tomorrow following a loss and 1-4 on the road trip so far, confidence may not be as high for Texas on Friday.

The Reds will have Homer Bailey on the mound, who actually had a great start his only time pitching in Oakland. He threw 7 innings and only gave up 1 run in his 3rd career start, all the way back in 2007. He only gave up 2 runs in his last start out against the Pirates.

He'll be opposed by second year starter A.J. Griffin, who has a 3.90 ERA so far this year. He only got through 5 1/3 in his last start against Texas, and it's worth mentioning that the A's have lost his last 5 starts.

The bullpen still isn't too taxed, so let's take this one tonight. Go Reds.

Bullpen Log

Reliever 6/21 6/22 6/23 6/24 6/25 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman
0.0, 18p 1.0, 24p -
1.0 IP, 32 pitches
Tony Cingrani


-
0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Sam LeCure


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

- 1.0, 17p 1.2 IP, 34 pitches
Curtis Partch 1.0, 36p

- 2.0, 40p 3.0 IP, 76 pitches
Manny Parra
1.0, 12p
0.1, 5p - 1.0, 13p 2.1 IP, 30 pitches
Alfredo Simon 1.0, 12p

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1.0 IP, 12 pitches