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Reds vs. Giants, Game 1: Preview and Predictions

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San Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati Reds

Thursday, May 14, 2015
7:10 PM EDT

Johnny Cueto vs. Tim Lincecum


This pitching matchup is awesome, even if the rest of the team is in a state of flux. The Reds announced that buddy cops Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias are bullpen bound, and Brandon Phillips is still on the shelf after his turf toe thing the other day.

Johnny Cueto hasn't had a quality start in May yet, but he almost pulled a complete game off in his last start and has traditionally done well against the Giants, with a 1.98 career ERA in 5 starts. He'll face Tim Lincecum, who the Reds are facing at the exact wrong time. He hasn't given up a run since April 27th, and has 14 straight shutout innings.

Go Reds!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 5/9 5/10 5/11 5/12 5/13 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman
0.2, 19p 1.0, 22p 1.0, 17p
2.2, 58 pitches
Pedro Villarreal

0.0, 0 pitches
Burke Badenhop
1.2, 25p

1.2, 25 pitches
Jumbo Diaz 1.0, 13p 1.0, 16p 1.0, 19p
3.0, 48 pitches
Michael Lorenzen

5.0, 91p

5.0, 91 pitches
Tony Cingrani
0.2, 23p 1.0, 16p
1.0, 11p
2.2, 50 pitches
J.J. Hoover 0.2, 8p 0.2, 11p
1.0, 20p

2.1, 38 pitches

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