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Reds vs. Braves, Game 2: Preview and Predictions

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David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

CAtlanta Braves @ Cincinnati Reds

Friday, August 22, 2014
Great American Park of Depression and Sorrow

Mat Latos v. Mike Minor


I hope tonight goes better than last night.

Honestly, I don't have too much to say today. This team isn't a whole lot of fun to watch right now. It looks like they're dealing with the rare combination of not being as good as their opponents and not believing they can win. This is a team with no confidence, who are playing like they have better things to do.

This isn't what Bryan Price was hired for. Part of selling the fans on this hire was him being the guy holding the team accountable. The injuries aren't his fault, but the way this team is playing is.

Then again, if Walt Jocketty gave him a roster of 25 healthy major league caliber players, this may not be an issue.

Mat Latos going for Cincinnati. The Reds offense probably needs him to throw a shutout. Mike Minor is pitching for the Braves.


Please go, Reds.

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/16 8/17 8/18 8/19 8/20 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 0.0, 28p

1.0, 13p 1.0 IP, 41 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 1.0, 18p

1.0 IP, 18 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.0, 22p
0.2, 10p 0.1, 2p
2.0 IP, 34 pitches
Jumbo Diaz 1.0, 13p 1.0, 13p 0.2, 19p

2.2 IP, 45 pitches

Manny Parra 0.2, 21p 1.1, 17p 1.0, 11p

3.0 IP, 49 pitches
Pedro Villarreal

2.1, 49p 2.1 IP, 49 pitches
Skip Schumaker

1.0, 17p 1.0 IP, 17 pitches
Logan Ondrusek
0.0, 11p
1.0, 8p 2.0, 25p 3.0 IP, 44 pitches
Daniel Corcino

0.0 IP, 0 pitches