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Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

Monday, April 13, 2015
Wrigley Field

Mike Leake v. Jon Lester


Lots going on in Redsland today. No Devin Mesoraco today, as he's back in Cincinnati getting an MRI on his hip. No Billy Hamilton, as he gets an inexplicable day off despite facing a pitcher who doesn't try to hold runners on. Iglesias is out, and Josh Smith becomes the extra man in the bullpen. Dominguez is out, and Kyle Skipworth joins the bench as the backup catcher.

Mike Leake goes for Cincinnati. He's coming off of a rough debut where despite coming one out away from a quality start, he walked 6 Pirates. He'll look to improve that, and has had some success at Wrigley Field, with a 3.96 ERA in 8 starts there.

He'll face Jon Lester, who didn't make it out of the 5th in his Wrigley debut. He's never faced the Reds.

Go Reds!

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 4/8 4/9 4/10 4/11 4/12 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 15p 1.0, 13p 1.0, 12p
1.0, 18p
4.0, 48p
Kevin Gregg

0.1, 15p
2.0, 30p
2.1, 45p
Burke Badenhop
0.1, 3p 1.0, 11p
1.1, 24p 2.2, 38p
Jumbo Diaz 1.0, 14p 1.0, 16p
1.0, 16p
3.0, 46p
Manny Parra
0.1, 5p 0.2, 5p
1.0, 10p
Tony Cingrani 1.0, 19p

2.0, 43p
3.0, 62p
J.J. Hoover 2.0, 31p
1.1, 25p

3.1, 56p
Josh Smith

0.0, 0p