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Reds vs. Pirates, Game 2: Preview and Predictions Thread

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Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

Friday, July 31, 2015
7:10 PM EDT
GABP

Michael Lorenzen vs. Jeff Locke

Happy "Jay Bruce is still a Red" Day!

After a disappointing flurry of nothing at the deadline, the Reds look to be content with only two players leaving. Marlon Byrd is still a Red. Aroldis Chapman is still a Red. Jay Bruce, thankfully, is still a Red.

Meanwhile, the team has won 3 straight, and looks to continue that tonight against the Pirates. Michael Lorenzen gets the ball after getting his clock cleaned by the Rockies in his last start. He'll face the lefty Jeff Locke.

Go Reds.

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 7/25 7/26 7/27 7/28 7/29 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman
1.0, 10p 1.0, 13p
2.0, 23 pitches
Ryan Mattheus
1.0, 17p


1.0, 28p
2.0, 45 pitches
Burke Badenhop
1.0, 13p 1.0, 16p


2.0, 29 pitches
Keyvius Sampson



1.0, 16p
1.0, 16 pitches
Dylan Axelrod
1.2, 58p



1.2, 58 pitches
Pedro Villarreal




1.0, 10p
1.0, 10 pitches
J.J. Hoover


1.0, 24p
1.0, 24 pitches

1.0, 17p


1.0, 17 pitches