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Eric_the_Red
04-27-2009, 03:54 PM
Reds 10-8
Astros 7-12

Probable starters

Monday, April 27
Roy Oswalt, RHP (0-2, 4.68)
vs.
Johnny Cueto, RHP (1-1, 2.55)

Tuesday, April 28
Wandy Rodriguez, LHP (1-2, 1.80)
vs.
Aaron Harang, RHP (2-2, 2.00)

Wednesday, April 29
Felipe Paulino, RHP (0-1, 3.00)
vs.
Edinson Volquez, RHP (2-2, 6.20)

Notes:
- Votto, Phillips & EE have still played every inning of every game
- Since returning from the hand injury, Bruce is batting .455 (10 for 22) with 4 HR and 8 RBI. Bruce has a 6 game hit streak.
- Over the last 8 games Reds pitchers have a 3.16 ERA, lowering the overall ERA to 4.25.
- Opponents are hitting .182 off Rhodes & Weathers combined. They have pitched 13.1 scoreless innings in 14 appearances.
- The Reds have allowed a run in the first inning 6 times this year.
- Reds are 3-5 at home.
- The Reds are 401-380-1 all time vs. Houston, including 3-1 this season.
- The Reds have lost the last 9 home games vs. Houston. The Astros have a .667 winning percentage at GABP (30-15), the best of any opponent.
- Lance Berkman has hit the most HR by a Reds opponent at GABP (19).
- Roy Oswalt has 7 wins at GABP, tied for the most victories by another pitcher (Carlos Zambrano).
- In 18 games Reds' SP have 7 quality starts. The team is 7-0 in those starts.
- Reds are 9-0 when they lead after 7 innings, and 1-8 when they trail after 7 innings.
- Reds are 8-3 when scoring more than 3 runs.
- Reds are 7-7 with a 4.06 ERA when Hernandez catches, and 3-1 with a 4.86 ERA with Hanigan catching.

Vs. the Astros:
Cueto (5 games) 0-3, 6.75 ERA, 25.1 IP, 18 K, 14 BB
Harang (20 games) 8-8, 4.50 ERA, 125.1 IP, 102 K, 31 BB

Eric_the_Red
04-27-2009, 04:14 PM
I predict 2 out of 3 for the Reds. Wandy Rodriguez is not the same pitcher away from home and Volquez has to improve sometime.....right?? We could also see Cueto keep the game close against Oswalt and win another game late.

Shawn_RedsFan
04-27-2009, 04:21 PM
I prediction 2 out of 3 for us also, BUT if we win tonite I'm confident we will be getting the sweep :)

Fullboat
04-27-2009, 04:23 PM
The Bruce should be batting cleanup(I don't want to hear it Dusty) and BP should be given a day off
EE should get a day off tomorrow.

goreds2
04-27-2009, 04:40 PM
F it!. Let's sweep these Astros! :beerme:

PhillipsHead
04-27-2009, 04:41 PM
We need at least 2 out of three. We need to just keep winning series'

BSUFB
04-27-2009, 04:50 PM
I think we definatly take 2 out of 3. Agreed if we can win tonight the brooms should come out. Forget Bruce batting 4th lets just take an automatic out everytime through the line up. Or do you think we can run the starting line ups out with two number three hitters?

Ghosts of 1990
04-27-2009, 05:38 PM
I feel like tonight is a no chance game for us vs Oswalt

reds1869
04-27-2009, 05:51 PM
I feel like tonight is a no chance game for us vs Oswalt

Yep, because we didn't win the last game he pitched in or anything. :)

Unless he goes nine we can win. Their bullpen is nothing special.

Shawn_RedsFan
04-27-2009, 05:59 PM
I feel like tonight is a no chance game for us vs Oswalt

no matter the pitcher or the team I have faith taht the reds can get a win on any given nite against any given team.

Captain Hook
04-27-2009, 06:01 PM
I think 1 out of 3 and a winning April.We should all be happy.:beerme:

I also said 1 out of 3 against the Brew Crew and the Cubs so I'll stick with that and hope for the same results.

bgwilly31
04-27-2009, 06:02 PM
im hoping for a clean sweep! And an OSWALT LOSS!

xavr1
04-27-2009, 06:34 PM
The reason we would lose tonight is not Oswalt, but if Cueto doesnt bring it like last time.

fisch11
04-27-2009, 07:11 PM
Seriously, can't the laws of probability give us a break and let Oswalt lose this game?

NJRed
04-27-2009, 09:44 PM
Its enough of Edwin E Bye Bye

ChatterRed
04-27-2009, 09:49 PM
One game down. Another loss due to the failure of our RH hitters.

Ghosts of 1990
04-27-2009, 09:52 PM
Yep, because we didn't win the last game he pitched in or anything. :)

Unless he goes nine we can win. Their bullpen is nothing special.


Looks like my feeling was correct.

jmac
04-27-2009, 09:58 PM
I cant stand losing to the cubs (above all other teams )but to continue losing like this to the stros at GABP is embarrassing.
EE has 6 rbis on 2 swings, a Grandslam and a 2 run single. Something needs to be done. Plain and simple.

Ghosts of 1990
04-27-2009, 09:59 PM
I cant stand losing to the cubs (above all other teams )but to continue losing like this to the stros at GABP is embarrassing.
EE has 6 rbis on 2 swings, a Grandslam and a 2 run single. Something needs to be done. Plain and simple.

I think he should sit a day or two and get some perspective.

goreds2
04-27-2009, 11:48 PM
F it!. Let's sweep these Astros! :beerme:

Oh FUDGE ! :(

ChatterRed
04-28-2009, 09:34 AM
I cant stand losing to the cubs (above all other teams )but to continue losing like this to the stros at GABP is embarrassing.
EE has 6 rbis on 2 swings, a Grandslam and a 2 run single. Something needs to be done. Plain and simple.

Keep him on the roster, but send him down to play for Louisville. Bring up Rosales. If Rosales gets hot, send EE down permanently or until his bat comes around.

I read somewhere that EE does have options left.

wojo1025
04-28-2009, 09:38 AM
What are the chances they play tonight? The radar doesn't look promising?!?!

Eric_the_Red
04-28-2009, 10:23 AM
What are the chances they play tonight? The radar doesn't look promising?!?!


I hope they get the game in. I like the Reds chances with Harang pitching against Rodriguez on the road.

Shawn_RedsFan
04-28-2009, 10:00 PM
I hope they get the game in. I like the Reds chances with Harang pitching against Rodriguez on the road.

I think we all liked the Reds chances tonight but our offense proved once again that they cannot score runs.

goreds2
04-28-2009, 11:35 PM
I will change the subject and announce that Scott Sloan is hosting extra innings tonight and after Thursday nights game on 700 WLW.
(Instead of Paul Daugherty )

http://www.700wlw.com/pages/onair_scottsloan.html

Ghosts of 1990
04-28-2009, 11:41 PM
I think we all liked the Reds chances tonight but our offense proved once again that they cannot score runs.

I feel like anytime a decent lefty is on the mound its a loss. Go back and look at the results the past few years. It is a weird trend this team continues to follow.

corwinator3407
04-29-2009, 01:44 AM
Do we have a new Astro Reds killer in Rodriguez?
Lets see the all-star caliber Edinson tomorrow and take a game from these guys.

bgwilly31
04-29-2009, 11:19 AM
looks like the reds havent changed much from last year.

Losing to the bad teams and playing the good teams strong.

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