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Reds at White Sox, Game 3: Preview and Predictions

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago White Sox

Sunday, May 10, 2015
2:10 PM EDT
US Cellular Field

Michael Lorenzen vs. John Danks


The Reds and the White Sox will try to squeeze in a third game this weekend between thunderstorms. While the forecast this afternoon calls for a chance of rain on the South Side, there is a good chance that everyone will want to move forward to avoid an odd off-day rescheduling later in the year. Though, perhaps if the Reds have to make up the game in a day-night doubleheader against the White Sox and Cubs, Major League Baseball may permit them an additional roster spot . . . which may ultimately be used on an injured catcher.

Michael Lorenzen will make his third career major league start Sunday if the weather holds out. Lorenzen has been one of the few unexpected positives in 2015 for Cincinnati. In his last outing on Tuesday, he went 6 innings giving up 1 run and striking out 4 against Pittsburgh. Lorenzen will hopefully build on his previous start and give the Reds bullpen further reason to not work rest.

The White Sox are scheduled to start John Danks this afternoon against the Reds. The 30 year-old left-hander is having a rough start to his 2015 season. Danks is 1-3 on the year with an equally unspectacular 6.20 ERA. Danks has only lasted 24.2 innings in 5 starts and has given up 32 hits in that timeframe. Sunday will mark the first time Danks has ever pitched against Cincinnati. In previous campaigns, Marlon Byrd holds a .150/.190/.390 line against him in 21 plate appearances. Meanwhile, Brennan Boesch sports a .308/.357/.308 line after 14 plate appearances in his career.

Happy Mother's Day to everyone on the site. Hopefully, Joey Votto will give you what he gave you for Mother's Day back in 2012. Go Reds!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 5/5 5/6 5/7 5/8 5/9 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 30p 1.0, 15p

2.0, 45 pitches
Kevin Gregg

0.2, 34p

0.2, 34 pitches
Burke Badenhop

1.2, 25p 1.2, 25 pitches
Jumbo Diaz 1.0, 7p

1.0, 7 pitches
Carlos Contreras

1.1, 24p

1.1, 24 pitches
Tony Cingrani 1.0, 18p

1.0, 18 pitches
J.J. Hoover

1.0, 19p
0.2, 8p

1.2, 27 pitches