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

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Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Cincinnati Reds

Friday, Jul 19, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Francisco Liriano vs Mike Leake

Clear. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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A battle of aces to come back to baseball. Mike Leake has probably been the best pitcher on the Reds so far this season, and this will be his third start of the year against Pittsburgh. His results have been mixed, as he went 6 innings both times, but gave up 5 runs and 0 runs in his respective starts.

Francisco Liriano has been nails for Pittsburgh. Enough about him though.

The Reds are coming back refreshed and ready to prove they want the division. Ludwick apparently swung a bat, and Neftali Soto is up and ready to get 4 whole games of pinch hitting appearances. These will be the most exciting two weeks of the season until September, so enjoy them.

Go Reds! They're my favorite team!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 7/14 7/15 7/16 7/17 7/18 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 11p - 1.0, 14p - - 2.0 IP, 25 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 2.0, 23p - - - - 2.0 IP, 23 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.0, 11p - - - - 1.0 IP, 11 pitches
J.J. Hoover 1.0, 13p - - - - 1.0 IP, 13 pitches
Curtis Partch
- - - - 0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Manny Parra
- - - - 0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Alfredo Simon
- - - -

0.0 IP, 0 pitches