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Game 9 Thread: Reds at Astros

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Houston Astros

Friday, Apr 17, 2009, 8:05 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park

Johnny Cueto vs Roy Oswalt

Mostly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 70.

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2009 - Johnny Cueto 0-1 6.00 1.50 9 1

2009 - Roy Oswalt 0-2 6.23 1.46 6 3

Sorry I haven't posted anything for the last couple of days, but work has been smacking me around and it's probably going to be that way for at least the next week. I'll try to post when I have the time, but until then you'll still get to enjoy the work from the rest of the crowd. You probably won't miss me much anyway.

As George Grande will say tonight, you know Oswalt's story. He's 23-1 in his career against the Reds with a 2.47 ERA. But, I have a feeling that's going to change. The current set of Reds batters have actually hit Oswalt pretty well (.300/.330/.473). If he bleeds, we can kill it.

The biggest problem facing the Reds tonight might be that Johnny Cueto has not had much success against the Astros in his brief career. Last season Cueto faced the Astros 4 times, going 0-3 with a 7.84 ERA. That's fugly. Here's hoping Cueto can give us a much better performance tonight.

Sure would be nice to put the smackdown on Oswalt too, for once.