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Reds vs. Cubs, Game 1: Preview and Predictions Thread

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

Monday, July 20, 2015
7:10 PM EDT

Michael Lorenzen vs. Clayton Richard

Michael Lorenzen takes the hill tonight, as the Reds take on the Cubs for a 4-game set. He's coming off of a good start in Miami before the break, but hasn't pitched in 11 days.

They'll face Clayton Richard, who is apparently still in baseball. He only went 3 innings in his last outing against the Cardinals, and has big league one start since 2013.

The Reds have a new face in the bullpen, as they called up Dylan Axelrod for the first time this year. Manny Parra went on the DL with an elbow sprain, meaning that picking him for your deadline pool was probably a bad idea.

Go Reds.

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 7/15 7/16 7/17 7/18 7/19 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman

2.0, 44p
2.0, 44 pitches
Ryan Mattheus

1.0, 18p
0.1, 20p
1.1, 38 pitches
Burke Badenhop

1.0, 12p 0.1, 3p 1.1, 15 pitches
Nate Adcock

1.2, 31p
1.2, 31 pitches
Dylan Axelrod

0.0, 0 pitches
Pedro Villarreal

1.0, 18p 1.0, 28p
2.0, 46 pitches
J.J. Hoover
1.0, 23p
1.0, 12p
2.0, 35 pitches

1.0, 14p 1.0, 8p
2.0, 22 pitches