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Game 42 Thread: Reds vs Marlins POSTPONED

Note by Rick House, 05/15/08 5:15 PM EDT ] This game has been postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been announced.

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Florida Marlins
@ Cincinnati Reds

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Andrew Miller vs Matt Belisle

Mostly cloudy with a 50-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 60.

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2008 - Andrew Miller 3-2 6.52 1.83 29 16

2008 - Matt Belisle 1-3 7.45 1.94 9 5

I don't mean to disrespect the Marlins because clearly their record is much better than the Reds, but based on their pitchers' numbers, I don't see how they've done it. Miller, who was acquired in the Cabrera/Willis deal, still has yet to turn 23 (next week). He got rocked in his first 3 outings, but since then has posted a much more respectable 4.15 ERA. He doesn't strike out a lot of hitters, so hopefully the Reds will continue to be patient and get their hits.

The leash on Belisle should be short. Very short. Josh Fogg's got some pennies to count, but I'm sure he's itching to pitch after 10 days of rest. It'd be nice to get a sweep, so Dusty better not sit with Belisle for too long.

The Reds are 6-4 over their last 10 games. It's only the second time they've had a winning record over a 10-game stretch this season. A win today will give them a 4-game win streak for the first time this season. Just for fun, let's not be satisfied with a series win and try to piece together a serious winning streak here for a bit.