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Game 86: Reds vs Pirates

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Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2008, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

John Van Benschoten vs Daryl Thompson

Clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 85.

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2008 - John Van Benschoten 1-2 8.31 2.32 9 6

2008 - Daryl Thompson 0-1 3.60 1.80 4 6

Milford High grad and Kent State attendee John Van Benschoten makes his hometown debut tonight after getting called back up to the Majors earlier this week. I'd like to say the Reds should put the smack down on him, but you and I both know how these things tend to turn out. Honestly though, wouldn't it just be super swell to score some runs early and have a nice relaxing walk to victory?

Thompson makes his 3rd start of his career and his first at GABP and against an NL team. I think it would be just dandy if he got his first MLB win too. Don't you agree?

Lineups from CTR:


  1. McLouth cf
  2. Rivas 2b
  3. Bay lf
  4. Doumitc
  5. Nady rf
  6. LaRoche 1b
  7. Bautista 3b
  8. Van Benschoten p
  9. Wilson ss


  1. Bruce cf
  2. Keppinger ss
  3. Griffey rf
  4. Phillips 2b
  5. Dunn lf
  6. Encarnacion 3b
  7. Votto 1b
  8. Bako c
  9. Thompson p