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Reds vs. Cubs, Game 1: Preview and Predictions

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Jamie Sabau

CChicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Great American Ballpark

Johnny Cueto v. Trailer Park Travis Wood


There were a couple of bright spots over the weekend, but I feel like after this recent stretch, I needed that off day as a fan as much as the players did. Even better, the Cubs are in town. That usually means good things.

Johnny Cueto is pitching for Cincinnati, which also usually means good things. He'll be looking to build off of a rough last outing, though, where he gave up 5 runs in 5 innings in his second-worst outing of the year.

He'll face Travis Wood, who's been decent lately and has proven himself to be perfectly serviceable in the Cubs' rotation. He had some trouble with the Reds earlier this year, giving up 4 runs in 5 1/3.

Todd Frazier's at first tonight, with Kris Negron on the hot corner.

Go Reds!

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/21 8/22 8/23 8/24 8/25 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 13p 2.0, 36p 1.0, 15p

4.0 IP, 64 pitches
Jonathan Broxton
1.0, 11p 1.0, 17p 0.1, 18p
2.1 IP, 46 pitches
Sam LeCure
0.2, 9p

0.2 IP, 9 pitches
Jumbo Diaz
1.0, 18p 0.1, 4p 0.2, 10p

2.0 IP, 32 pitches

Manny Parra
1.1, 27p
0.1, 18p
1.2 IP, 45 pitches
Pedro Villarreal 2.1, 49p

2.1 IP, 49 pitches
Skip Schumaker 1.0, 17p

1.0 IP, 17 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 2.0, 25p

0.2, 20p
2.2 IP, 45 pitches
Daniel Corcino

0.0 IP, 0 pitches