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Reds vs. Diamondbacks, Game 3: Preview and Predictions

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Jamie Sabau

Arizona Diamondbacks



@ Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Great American Ball Park

Alfredo Simon v. Wade Miley

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Last night's game was... dare I say it?

Fun.

I had fun watching the Reds last night. I think it's a good reminder that even though playoff chances remain slim, there's still a lot here to like.

Today's game could mean a series win, and that would be absolutely vital to the Reds' morale after the stretch they've had. It could also be a buyer's last chance to see Alfredo Simon before the deadline, you know, just in case. Simon's had a rough patch since the All-Star break, but had a quality start against the Diamondbacks earlier this year, so you never know.

The offense didn't look as bad last night, but still didn't score more than 3 runs again. It'd be great if they eclipsed that today.

Go Reds!

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 7/24 7/25 7/26 7/27 7/28 5 day totals
Carlos Contreras 1.0, 16p
1.0, 35p

2.0 IP, 51 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.0, 19p
1.0, 13p 1.0, 13p
3.0 IP, 45 pitches
J.J. Hoover 1.2, 28p

2.0, 38p
3.2 IP, 66 pitches
Jonathan Broxton
0.2, 12p
1.0, 11p 0.1, 1p 2.0 IP, 24 pitches
Manny Parra




0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Curtis Partch 1.0, 19p

1.2, 31p
2.2 IP, 50 pitches
Aroldis Chapman
1.1, 16p
1.0, 20p 1.0, 16p 3.1 IP, 52 pitches
Jumbo Diaz

1.0, 13p 2.0, 26p

3.0 IP, 39 pitches