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

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San Francisco Giants
@ Cincinnati Reds

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Tim Lincecum vs Homer Bailey

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

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Rain shortened win? We'll take it. Bronson pitched well, and most importantly, had a complete game. That'll save the bullpen, and all of a sudden we're going for at least a series split tonight.

And we do this with a pretty enticing pitching matchup. Homer Bailey and Tim Lincecum are two power pitchers, former first round picks, and are both struggling right now. The Reds have lost 5 of Bailey's last 6 starts, partly due to run support though, since 3 of those were quality starts. Keep in mind, too, that in this NLDS that apparently happened that everyone keeps bringing up, Homer did his job, throwing 7 innings of 1-run ball with 10 strikeouts in that Game 3.

On the other side of the dugout will be former Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, who's also seen a recent bad streak derail a solid start to the season. The Giants have lost 7 of his last 8 starts, including his last one in LA where he didn't make it out of the 6th.

Go Reds! They're my favorite team!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 6/27 6/28 6/29 6/30 7/1 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman -
1.0, 15p

1.0 IP, 15 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 12p

1.0 IP, 12 pitches (AAA)
Sam LeCure - 1.0, 13p 1.0, 11p

2.0 IP, 24 pitches
J.J. Hoover -
0.2, 11p
. 0.2 IP, 11 pitches
Curtis Partch -

0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Manny Parra
1.1, 19p 0.1, 8p
1.2 IP, 27 pitches
Alfredo Simon - 2.0, 29p
1.0, 9p

3.0 IP, 38 pitches