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Reds vs. Cubs, Game 3: Preview and Predictions

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David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

CChicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, August 26, 2014
Great American Ballpark

Dylan Axelrod v. Jake Arrieta

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I'm not one for moral victories, but taking this series with the Cubs would do wonders for this team right now. The offense showed signs of life last night.

They'll have awkward teenager Dylan Axelrod on the mound, who pitched well in his other Reds start. He gave up 2 runs in 6 innings in that game, but the bullpen blew it so he didn't get a decision.

He'll face Jake Arrieta, who has been awesome. He's due for a rough outing, right?

Go Reds!

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/22 8/23 8/24 8/25 8/26 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 15p


1.0, 22p 2.0 IP, 37 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 1.0, 17p 0.1, 18p

1.0, 19p 2.1 IP, 54 pitches
Sam LeCure


0.2, 7p
0.2 IP, 7 pitches
Jumbo Diaz 0.1, 4p 0.2, 10p


1.0 IP, 14 pitches

Manny Parra
0.1, 18p


0.1 IP, 18 pitches
Pedro Villarreal




0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Logan Ondrusek
0.2, 20p
1.0, 16p
1.2 IP, 36 pitches
Daniel Corcino


1.0, 10p
1.0 IP, 10 pitches