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Reds at Pirates, Game 1: Preview and Predictions

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Joe Robbins

CCincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates

Friday, August 29, 2014
PNC Park

Mike Leake v. Edinson Volquez


Mike Leake takes the mound to begin the next series. This'll be the last series before rosters expand, and I think as Reds fans that day can't come soon enough. Leake went 6.2 shutout innings against the Braves in his last time out.

He'll face former Red Edinson Volquez, who after a shaky start to the season, has a 2.35 ERA in August. Not too shabby.

Go Reds!

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/24 8/25 8/26 8/27 8/28 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman

1.0, 22p
1.0 IP, 22 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 0.1, 18p

1.0, 19p
1.1 IP, 37 pitches
Sam LeCure

0.2, 7p

0.2 IP, 7 pitches
Jumbo Diaz 0.2, 10p

1.0, 21p

1.1 IP, 31 pitches

Manny Parra 0.1, 18p

0.1 IP, 18 pitches
Pedro Villarreal

2.0, 22p 2.0 IP, 22 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 0.2, 20p
1.0, 16p
1.0, 8p 1.2 IP, 36 pitches
Daniel Corcino

1.0, 10p

1.0 IP, 10 pitches