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Reds vs. Cardinals, Game 2: Preview and Prediction Thread

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David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Great American Ball Park

Johnny Cueto v. Michael Wacha


This is a lot of fun right now.

Today's game will bring us what looks to be a tantalizing pitching matchup, with Johnny Cueto going for Cincinnati and Michael Wacha going to St. Louis. Cueto's coming off of his tough luck Opening Day start, Wacha will be making his season debut.

The Reds lineup looks remarkably similar, again. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

We're finally at the point where we can check out the bullpens, and if I was a betting man, I'd bet that Bryan Price wants to win by a lot today so bringing Aroldis Chapman isn't even an option. If the Reds find themselves in another save situation, it'll be interesting if Chapman goes for his 5th straight game.

Go Reds! They're my favorite team!

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 4/6 4/7 4/8 4/9 4/10 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 9p 1.0, 15p 1.0, 13p 1.0, 12p 4.0, 49p
Kevin Gregg
0.2, 17p
0.1, 15p
1.0, 32p
Burke Badenhop

0.1, 3p 1.0, 11p
1.1, 14p
Jumbo Diaz 0.1, 5p 1.0, 14p 1.0, 16p
2.1, 35p
Manny Parra 0.0, 1p

0.1, 5p
0.1, 6p
Tony Cingrani

1.0, 19p
1.0, 19p
J.J. Hoover
2.0, 31p 1.1, 25p 3.1, 56p