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Game 85 Thread: Reds vs Pirates

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Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Cincinnati Reds

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2008, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Zach Duke vs Edinson Volquez

Mostly clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 80.

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2008 - Zach Duke 4-5 3.99 1.49 36 27

2008 - Edinson Volquez 10-3 2.08 1.21 110 48

The lineup

  1. Jerry Hairston Jr. ss
  2. Adam Dunn lf
  3. Ken Griffey Jr. rf
  4. Brandon Phillips 2b
  5. Joey Votto 1b
  6. Edwin Encarnacion 3b
  7. Jay Bruce cf
  8. David Ross c
  9. Edinson Volquez p

The Reds haven't hit Duke well in the past, except for Dunn. But the offense has been doing much better over the last 3 games (.291/.387/.534). Hopefully it's a sign of a turnaround for the bats.

Volquez was hit a little hard in his last start against the Blue Jays. I'm calling it an aberration. He'll be back on track tonight. A win tonight will give the Reds just their second 4-game win streak of the season.

Look for big days from Joey Votto (yay!) and Jason Bay (boo!) today. It is Canada Day, eh!