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Game 158: Reds at Astros

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Houston Astros

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park

Ramon Ramirez vs Randy Wolf

Clear. Winds blowing in from right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 80.

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2008 - Ramon Ramirez 1-0 2.45 0.95 17 8

2008 - Randy Wolf 5-2 3.94 1.28 50 22

Looking forward to another solid start from Ramirez tonight. There is great power in that afro.

Since I was out for a few days, I don't know if this got mentioned, but I just noticed that the Reds have tied the 1956 squad for the franchise record with 5 players hitting 20 or more home runs. Those Redlegs (as they were know back then) all had 28 or more home runs (Robinson - 38, Post - 36, Kluszewski - 35, Bell - 29, Bailey - 28) as they set the franchise record for HRs by a team at 221 - a record that stood until 2005. So, this year's team isn't quite up to that level of performance, but for a team having such a bad season, they sure are putting up some solid performances.

Speaking of which, the Reds clinched a winning September with yesterday's win. It's their second winning month of the season and the first time they've had a winning record in September since 2000. In case you don't remember, 2000 was also the last season that Adam Dunn wasn't in the Reds clubhouse.