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Game Thread: Game 25

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TIME: 7:10 @ Great American Ball Park
                                       


REDS PROBABLE:
           CARDINALS PROBABLE:
Eric Milton (2-2, 6.75)        Chris Carpenter (4-1, 4.01)

Homecoming.  Battered and bruised, the Reds shuffle home tonight to find one of the strongest teams in baseball awaiting them.  

The Reds are on the ropes, and how they'll respond is anybody's guess.  For traditionalists this is what it's all about.  All that matters tonight, and for the next two days, is heart.  How bad do the Reds want to turn things around?  How much do they want to avoid playing out the string for the next five months?

Eric Milton takes the hill, our $8.75 million "stopper".  Stop snickering.  

No really stop.  Stop it.

/sigh

Yes, I agree.  Milton isn't exactly who we want to run out there tonight, not against this lineup.  But it's not as if we have anyone better.  Aaron Harang may be developing into something ... better, but he's not all the way there yet.  Eric Milton is it.

This is it.

Just a reminder, here are the Red Reporter threads/stories from earlier today:

News on RedsZone, which has now undergone their change.

Great Baseball Analysts entries.

My Weekly Minor League Roundup

GM For a Day, where I asked you what you'd do to fix the Reds.  Something certainly needs to happen, I think we can all agree on that.

Also, the trivia thread is going well, and we're currently waiting for Caleb to bedazzle us all.

Let's go Reds!  Give us a reason to hope.