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Reds at Brewers, Game 1: Preview and Predictions

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Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds

@ Milwaukee Brewers

Monday, July 21, 2014
Miller Park

Mat Latos v. Wily Peralta


Now that the weekend series in New York is over, it's time for the Reds to get to business. Because of how they handled it, this is now the biggest series of the season. If they can't deliver here, they could make themselves deadline sellers pretty quickly. Simply put, this is a series they need to win. Period.

They'll try to do that tonight with Mat Latos on the hill, who is coming off his shortest outing of the season 10 days ago. This'll be the third time he's faced the Brewers this year, though, in only his 7th start, so let's hope some familiarity with the lineup goes to his advantage.

The Brewers will counter with the resurgent Wily Peralta, who's coming off a shutout appearance against the Cardinals. He threw 8 goose-eggs against the Reds earlier this year, so this should end up being a pretty good pitching matchup.

Go Reds!

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 7/15 7/16 7/17 7/18 7/19 5 day totals
Carlos Contreras

1.0, 12p
1.0 IP, 12 pitches
Logan Ondrusek

0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Sam LeCure

1.0, 9p
1.1, 20p 2.1 IP, 29 pitches
J.J. Hoover

1.0, 28p
1.0 IP, 28 pitches
Jonathan Broxton

1.0, 18p 1.0 IP, 18 pitches
Manny Parra

0.2, 23p 0.2 IP, 23 pitches
Aroldis Chapman

0.1, 18p 0.1 IP, 18 pitches
Jumbo Diaz

1.0, 12p

1.0 IP, 12 pitches