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Reds vs. Marlins, Game 2: Preview and Predictions

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Andy Lyons

The Reds hope to bounce back from a tough loss last night and give themselves a chance to win this series.  Alfredo Simon will take the mound for the Reds and he'll be looking to reverse his recent fortunes and get back to the form that earning him an All Star appearance earlier this year.

The Marlins will counter by sending Brad Penny to the mound.  Penny will be making his first appearance in 2014.  The veteran last pitched in the majors in 2012, and signed a minor league deal with Miami earlier this year.

For those who hadn't heard, the Reds sent Donald Lutz to AAA today and recalled catcher Tucker Barnhart.  I think it's safe to assume that Brayan Pena won't be available today.

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