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Reds at Pirates, Game 2: Preview and Predictions

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

CCincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates

Saturday, August 30, 2014
PNC Park

Alfredo Simon v. Vance Worley

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Alfredo Simon takes the ball for the Reds. There's an interesting storyline there, in that if he continues to struggle, there could be a change in the rotation to end the season, especially with how many innings he already has on his arm. The Reds will probably be looking pretty hard at this start.

He'll face Vance Worley, who is the Pirates' starter that the Reds should hit the hardest in this series. That said, he's going to probably no-hit them.

Go Reds!

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/25 8/26 8/27 8/28 8/29 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman

1.0, 22p

1.0 IP, 22 pitches
Jonathan Broxton

1.0, 19p
1.0, 12p 2.0 IP, 31 pitches
Sam LeCure
0.2, 7p


0.2 IP, 7 pitches
Jumbo Diaz


1.0, 21p

1.0 IP, 21 pitches

Manny Parra




0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Pedro Villarreal


2.0, 22p
2.0 IP, 22 pitches
Logan Ondrusek
1.0, 16p
1.0, 8p
2.0 IP, 24 pitches
Daniel Corcino
1.0, 10p


1.0 IP, 10 pitches