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Game 107: Reds at Astros

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Houston Astros

Monday, Jul 28, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park

Johnny Cueto vs Roy Oswalt

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 85.

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2008 - Johnny Cueto 7-9 4.90 1.36 113 46

2008 - Roy Oswalt 7-8 4.56 1.38 94 28

Oswalt is having a down year, but he has a 3.04 ERA in his last 8 starts. Then again, tonight will be his first start in 2.5 weeks as he has been on the DL with a strained left hip. As everyone surely knows, or will be told a hundred times tonight, Oswalt has owned the Reds in his career, going 19-1 with a 2.46 ERA in 24 appearances against them. He's won 4 in a row against the Reds at this point, but he has not faced them since May of 2007.

It's interesting to me that he is facing Cueto tonight as Cueto reminds me a lot of Oswalt. I'm no scout, so this may be way off, but I feel like the zip on Cueto's pitches look a lot like Oswalt. Plus, both pitchers are similar in stature, which makes the zip on their fastball that much more noticeable. It'd be nice if Cueto can turn the tables on Oswalt and drop a dominating performance on the Astros tonight.

Enjoy the game tonight while you indulge in the tasty deliciousness of Red Gold Premium Quality Ketchup, the official ketchup of your Cincinnati Reds!