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Game 108: Reds at Astros

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Houston Astros

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park

Bronson Arroyo vs Brian Moehler

Clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 90.

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2008 - Bronson Arroyo 9-7 5.60 1.55 104 42

2008 - Brian Moehler 5-4 4.45 1.40 47 25

Ah, gold ol' Brian Moehler. Remember way back in 2002 when he was one of the Reds big deadline acquisitions? And then he posted a 2-4 record with a 6.02 ERA? That was a special season.

The latest rumor from Jayson Stark is that Arroyo is off the market. I'm fine with that, and not just because of the last 5 starts. I probably would have been fine with him being dealt, but he's not a bad pitcher to have in the fold. My only real concern is that he has thrown the most pitches in the Majors over the last 3 seasons. Of course, that's only because Harang has missed his last two starts.

I'm really hoping the Reds get something going here soon. When they are in a stretch like this, this team is painful to watch.