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Reds vs. Blue Jays, Game 1: Preview and Predictions

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays

@ Cincinnati Reds

Friday, June 20, 2014
Great American Ball Park

Mat Latos v. Liam Hendriks


Back home, after a long game yesterday. It'll feel good to see the fans packing the park, and we'll have a unique matchup with the slugging Blue Jays in town.

First and foremost will be Mat Latos' first home start of the year. He was great in his last outing last Saturday, but he'll have his hands full with the Jays.

The Jays will have Liam Hendriks on the hill, who has never faced the Reds. After spending the first few years of his career in Minnesota, he's spent most of this season in AAA with the Jays. He's made two starts for the big league club, though, and both have been pretty decent.

We'll see a slightly new bullpen tonight, so hopefully Jumbo gets his debut to take the pressure off of the rest of the guys who have pitched a ton lately.

Weather might be a factor for this one, so we'll keep an eye on that.

Go Reds! They're my favorite home team!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 6/15 6/16 6/17 6/18 6/19 5 day totals

Logan Ondrusek

1.1, 26p
1.1, 11p 2.2 IP, 37 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.1, 9p
0.1, 23p
0.1, 4p 2.0 IP, 36 pitches
J.J. Hoover

2.2, 39p
2.2 IP, 39 pitches
Jonathan Broxton

0.2, 21p 0.2 IP, 21 pitches
Manny Parra 0.2, 5p
0.1, 4p
0.2, 12p 1.2 IP, 21 pitches
Aroldis Chapman

1.0, 20p
1.1, 20p 2.1 IP, 40 pitches
Jumbo Diaz
1.0, 16p
0.2, 7p

1.2 IP, 23 pitches