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    A New Starter? So Far, So Good

    The REDS have had two "replacement starts" this year... Elizardo Ramiraz on Apr. 24 & Joe Mays on June 21. The results of those games:

    (1) Apr. 24 @ Nationals.
    * Milton goes on the DL for knee surgery. Ramirez up from AAA.
    * Ramirez: 7IP, 6H, 2ER, 4K, 1BB, 0HR.
    * REDS win 4-2.

    (2) June 21 @ Mets.
    * Claussen goes on the DL for sore shoulder. Mays was in the BP after a callup from AAA on June 5.
    * Mays: 6IP, 8H, 2ER, 5K, 2BB, 1HR.
    * Chris Hammond coughs up 3ER after replacing Mays. Brandon Phillips has a 2R single w/ 2 outs in the 9th to take the lead for the REDS.
    * REDS win 6-5.

    >> Combined in those starts: 2.77 ERA, 1.31 WHIP. REDS are 2-0.

    Replacement starts in 2005?
    * 4 of them made (Belisle, Ramirez, Hudson, Keisler). REDS are 3-1.

    >> The REDS are 5-1 in "new starter" games over the last two seasons as they enter tonight's game. Not bad!
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

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    Re: A New Starter? So Far, So Good

    Nice information.

    Germano doesn't seem to have great stuff, but his ERA at AAA is good and if he can give up less than 4 while pitching 6, I'd take it without complaint.

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