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

Andy Lyons

Current Series

3 game series vs Dodgers @ Great American Ball Park

Sat 09/07 1:05 PM EDT
Sun 09/08 8:05 PM EDT

Now that the spectacle of that series is over, it's time for the real work to start for the Reds. 21 games left, 3 games to make up. They'll still get their crack at Pittsburgh, but they can't afford to fall much farther back, and they can't afford to drop games at home. Even against the surging Dodgers.

Speaking of, the Reds lucked out that they won't be seeing Ryu tonight, but they still will get the Dodgers' best on Saturday and Sunday. That said, they need to capitalize tonight on seemingly their best chance at attacking a starter, and that's against Chris Capuano tonight. It won't be easy, as Capuano destroyed the Reds earlier this year, pitching 6 2/3 shutout innings in a 1-0 Dodgers win.

The Reds have Mike Leake going tonight, who got knocked around a good bit his last start in Colorado, and in his last home start against Arizona too. He needs to be better than that tonight. Especially since Chapman probably won't be available.

Go Reds!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/31 9/1 9/2 9/3 9/4 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman

1.0, 14p 1.0, 14p 1.0, 20p
3.0 IP, 48 pitches
Sam LeCure

0.2, 15p 1.0, 12p
1.2 IP, 27 pitches
J.J. Hoover

2.0, 39p
2.0 IP, 39 pitches
Manny Parra 0.2, 19p
1.0, 17p
1.0, 16p 2.2 IP, 52 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.0, 5p

2.0, 29p
3.0 IP, 34 pitches
Alfredo Simon 0.2, 10p

3.0, 30p

3.2 IP, 40 pitches

Zach Duke

0.1, 6p 0.2, 2p
1.0 IP, 8 pitches
Curtis Partch 1.1, 17p

1.1 IP, 17 pitches
Greg Reynolds

0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Nick Christiani

1.0, 17p

1.0 IP, 17 pitches