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Reds vs. Giants, Game 3: Preview/Prediction Thread

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Joe Robbins

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San Francisco Giants
@ Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Barry Zito vs Tony Cingrani

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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Wait, we have to play baseball again today?

The Reds can go for the series win today against the Giants, having already guaranteed themselves a split. The Giants do not have any hits in 10 innings.

The Reds have Tony Cingrani on the mound, making his first start since Cueto went on the DL. Again. He gave up 3 runs in 4 innings in his last relief outing, and probably won't go too many pitches tonight since he's been in the bullpen. That said, Tony Cingrani is awesome and if he wants to pitch 12 innings tonight, he probably will. Who's going to tell him he can't?

The Giants will put Barry Zito on the mound, who at this point in his career is a left-handed Bronson Arroyo who throws a bit harder. If Bronson Arroyo is a vodka and Red Bull, Barry Zito is a Corona with an extra lime wedge. He also didn't get out of the 3rd inning of that Game 4 last year from the series that never happened.

The bullpen probably could use a new deck of cards, because the 5 of spades is bent from playing too much Go Fish, and Curtis Partch ate one of the jokers.

Go Reds! There's my favorite team!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 6/28 6/29 6/30 7/1 7/2 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman
1.0, 15p

1.0 IP, 15 pitches
Logan Ondrusek

0.0 IP, 0 pitches
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