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Game 34 Thread: Reds vs. Cubs

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Chicago Cubs
@ Cincinnati Reds

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Carlos Zambrano vs Aaron Harang

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h.
Game Time temperature: Around 75.

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Keith Srakocic/AP (Zambrano), Frank Franklin II/AP (Harang)


W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2008 - Carlos Zambrano 4-1 2.11 1.17 35 11



W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2008 - Aaron Harang 1-4 2.98 1.08 41 11


This game is exactly why we have Aaron Harang: Going up against the other team's ace while trying to string together back-to-back wins and begin to turn this season around. We need the big guy to come through here.

What's been the big difference between these two pitchers this year? Run support. Harang's received just 3.16 R/G from the offense while Zambrano has gotten 5.61 R/G from his teammates. Lots of Reds players like to face Zambrano. Hopefully we can switch those R/G numbers around on them.

This game will mark the 6th time that Zambrano and Harang have faced off, with the Reds winning 4 of the previous 5, including all 4 matchups last season.