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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

Monday, August 31, 2015

8:10 PM EDT
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Michael Lorenzen vs. Kyle Hendricks

We're almost there! September is tomorrow!

Michael Lorenzen takes the ball tonight for Cincinnati, fresh off of a stint in the minor leagues. He definitely needed to go back and tweak things, so it'll be exciting to see how he's progressed since we last saw him in Red.

Also, we see the first callup of Adam Duvall, the utility player we got in the Mike Leake deal. He came up for a trial last year in San Fran, but this will be his 2015 debut at the big league level.

The Reds face Kyle Hendricks, who is probably the weakest of the Cubs starters the Reds will be seeing in this series.

Go Reds!

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/26 8/27 8/28 8/29 8/30 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman
1.0, 25p
1.0, 12p
2.0, 47 pitches
Ryan Mattheus




0.0, 0 pitches
Collin Balester


0.1, 16p

0.1, 16 pitches
Burke Badenhop
1.0, 24p

1.2, 22p

2.2, 46 pitches
Sam LeCure


0.2, 15p
1.1, 20p
2.0, 35 pitches
Pedro Villarreal
3.1, 38p

0.2, 35p
4.0, 72 pitches
J.J. Hoover 1.0, 26p
1.0, 18p

2.0, 44 pitches
Jumbo Diaz
1.0, 19p

1.0, 11p
0.2, 16p
2.2, 36 pitches