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Game Thread #8: Reds (3-3) at Brewers (2-5)

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Otherwise known as "the one in which the Brewers try to snap a three-game losing streak."

Bronson Arroyo takes the mound for the Reds tonight. Aside from being a noted musician, Arroyo is also 1-0 despite allowing five earned runs in six innings in his first start. The Brewers will want to get to him early: in his career Arroyo allows opponent OPS' of .802 and .790 in the first two innings, before settling down to .753 or lower in the third-seventh. Prince Fielder has faced Arroyo more than any other Brewer and likely enjoys the experience: He's hit .346/.387/.769 off Arroyo with three home runs.

Manny Parra will look to rebound from a tough start for the Crew: he allowed six earned runs in 4.1 innings his first time out. Parra has faced the Reds three times in his career (two starts) and has not fared well, posting an 8.27 ERA. Only four Reds have faced Parra more than five times. Of them, the most dangerous has been Jay Bruce: he's 2-for-7 with a double and a HR.

Tuesday's Game Thread is now open.