@ Milwaukee Brewers
Friday, Jul 11, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
Josh Fogg vs Manny Parra
Partly cloudy with a 30-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 85.
Whoa-oh, we're (more than) half way there. Whoa-oh, living on a prayer.
Seriously, this series can't save the Reds season, but it sure as hell could put a nail in the coffin. It would be nice to se the boys go into Milwaukee and win 2 of 3 like they did earlier this season. Fogg on the mound doesn't instill that much confidence, but he pitched really well in his last start, so consider my fingers crossed.
Parra's ERA and WHIP seem a little disjointed to me. He's doing it partly because he's only allowed 9 HR this year. Since the Reds hit 7 yesterday, it's unlikely that they'll hit another one before the all star break, but who knows?
I'm kinda looking forward to playing the Brewers. It seems like forever since the Reds have played them - probably because it has been forever. They last played on April 20th. If you are looking for a reference for how long ago that was, Corey Patterson still had an OPS of .733 at the time, though his batting average was .186. In that April 20th game, Patterson drew two walks. He's drawn exactly two walks in the 139 PAs since then and zero walks since April 28th.
Okay, enough about Patterson. Time to get some positive energy going. Think Lucky, Bitches!™