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Game 72: Reds vs. Dodgers

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Los Angeles Dodgers
@ Cincinnati Reds

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Chad Billingsley vs Johnny Cueto

Mostly clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 75.

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2008 - Chad Billingsley 4-7 3.71 1.37 82 38

2008 - Johnny Cueto 5-6 5.42 1.43 72 31

Remember last year when the Reds couldn't hit lefties but they could hit righties? Well, so far this year the opposite is true. The Reds are batting just .238/.310/.397 against right-handers this season. Even worse news is that they are batting just .225/.313/.366 against power pitchers like Chad Billingsley this season. Add to that the fact that Billingsley is also a ground ball pitcher, and well, the matchup doesn't look good for the Reds.

Luckily, the Dodgers hit lefties much better than right-handers as well. After a terrible outing from Cueto in his last start, and a short outing from Bailey on Sunday, the Reds could really use a quality start tonight. He shouldn't expect a lot of run support, that's for sure.

Keep your eye out for the Dodger way tonight. It should be in full effect.