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Reds at Cubs, Game 2: Preview/Prediction Thread

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Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports




Good start last night, and a much needed respite to the bullpen. Mat Latos was brilliant, and Homer Bailey will look to continue that trend tonight. Homer threw 8 innings and only gave up 1 unearned run last time he was at Wrigley, so the Reds would be happy with a similar performance tonight.

The Cubs will throw former Notre Dame wide receiver Jeff Samardszoijoijjnakjsngjna, who despite having pretty great stuff, should be having a better season than he has been. Maybe the Reds should bring back former cornerback Derrick Robinson for this game only to hit Jeff S. as he tries to catch a pass over the middle.

Chapman could use a break, but this bullpen chart looks way better than yesterday.

Go Reds!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/8 8/9 8/10 8/11 8/12 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman -

1.0, 16p 1.0, 14p 2.0 IP, 30 pitches
Logan Ondrusek -

1.2, 43p
1.2 IP, 43 pitches
Sam LeCure -
1.0, 17p 1.1, 15p
2.1 IP, 32 pitches
J.J. Hoover -

0.2, 12p
0.2 IP, 12 pitches
Jonathan Broxton
- 1.0, 14p
1.0, 18p
2.0 IP, 32 pitches
Manny Parra -
0.2, 15p 0.1, 2p
1.0 IP, 17 pitches
Alfredo Simon - 1.0, 21p 2.1, 26p

3.1 IP, 47 pitches