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Reds at Cardinals, Game 1: Preview/Predictions Thread

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds

at St. Louis Cardinals

Friday, April 15, 2016
8:15 PM
Busch Stadium

Tim Melville v. Carlos Martinez

It's the second week of the season, and the Reds are already coming off of a tough sweep to a Friday night in St. Louis. Yikes.

The Reds will have #42 Tim Melville on the mound tonight, ready to make his second big league start. This is a little more pressure than his first was, but hopefully he pitches like someone who's been there before. The bullpen could use a break.

He'll face #42 of the Cardinals, Carlos Martinez. Martinez is coming off of a solid start in his first outing, holding the Braves to 2 runs in Atlanta.

Good news for the Reds, as #42 Zack Cozart makes his return to the lineup. We'll have to wait another day or two to see if #42 Devin Mesoraco comes back in this series, but fingers are crossed here.

Go Reds! They're my favorite team!

Bullpen Log

Reliever 4/10 4/11 4/12 4/13 4/14 5 day totals
J.J. Hoover

0.1, 29p
0.1 IP, 29 pitches
Tony Cingrani

0.2, 24p
1.0, 21p
1.2 IP, 45 pitches
Jumbo Diaz
1.0, 15p 0.2, 9p

0.2, 10p
2.1 IP, 34 pitches
Caleb Cotham

0.0, 5p

1.0, 12p
1.0 IP, 17 pitches
Ross Ohlendorf
1.0, 21p

1.0, 8p
2.0 IP, 29 pitches
Blake Wood

1.0, 17p 1.0, 29p
2.0 IP, 46 pitches
Keyvius Sampson

2.0, 45p
2.0 IP, 45 pitches
Dan Straily
3.0, 56p

2.1, 48p
5.1 IP, 104 pitches