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

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

7:10 PM EDT

Anthony DeSclafani vs. John Lackey

This is Disco's first start as the Reds' "ace" right now, as he's the longest tenured pitcher in the Reds' rotation right now. He'll have no easy task taking on the Cardinals at GABP, but if he can build off of his last start, he'll be in good shape. He shut out the Cards in 7 innings in St. Louis last time out, so you'd think he can do the same thing at home, right?

He'll face John Lackey, who did well last time out as well. Lackey gave up 1 run in 8 innings in that start, and will be looking for better run support in this one.

Go Reds.

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Bullpen Log

Reliever 7/30 7/31 8/1 8/2 8/3 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman
1.0, 29p

1.0, 29 pitches
Ryan Mattheus
1.0, 28p 1.0, 14p

2.0, 42 pitches
Burke Badenhop

1.0, 10p 0.1, 4p

1.1, 14 pitches
Dylan Axelrod

0.0, 0 pitches
Pedro Villarreal
1.0, 10p

3.0, 37p

4.0, 47 pitches
J.J. Hoover
1.0, 11p 1.0, 11p

2.0, 22 pitches

0.1, 8p
1.0, 16p
1.1, 24 pitches