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Reds vs. Cubs, Game 1: Preview and Predictions

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs

@ Cincinnati Reds

Monday, July 7, 2014
Great American Ball Park

Mike Leake v. Edwin Jackson


We start this 5 game series against the Cubs in a bit of a tailspin. The big story today is Joey Votto's quad once again, and he's sitting out again tonight. Jay Bruce will be playing 1B, because sometimes things don't make sense. This is one of those things.

Mike Leake takes the hill for the Reds, coming off of a rough outing against the Padres in San Diego. He hasn't faced the Cubs yet this year.

Edwin Jackson starts for the depleted Cubs, who will be facing the Reds for the 4th time this year. He hasn't made it out of the 6th in any of those starts.

Go Reds! They're my favorite turmoil-based team!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 7/2 7/3 7/4 7/5 7/6 5 day totals
Carlos Contreras

0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Logan Ondrusek

0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Sam LeCure

0.0 IP, 0 pitches
J.J. Hoover

0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Jonathan Broxton

0.2, 6p
1.0, 9p 1.2 IP, 15 pitches
Manny Parra

0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Aroldis Chapman

1.0, 13p

1.0 IP, 13 pitches
Jumbo Diaz 1.0, 13p

1.0, 18p

2.0 IP, 31 pitches