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Game 20 Thread: Astros at Reds

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Houston Astros
@ Cincinnati Reds

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Wandy Rodriguez vs Aaron Harang

Mostly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 70.

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2009 - Wandy Rodriguez 1-2 1.80 1.04 22 10

2009 - Aaron Harang 2-2 2.00 1.19 19 5

Tough pitching match-up tonight. The last time these two pitchers faced off, Aaron Harang beat the crap out of several items in the dugout in frustration over the lack of run support. The Reds only managed two hits off of Wandy Rodriguez in that game while striking out 10 times. Obviously we'll want to see some improvement from the offense tonight if the Reds are going to have a shot at winning.

Edwin Encarnacion will be moved to the disabled list with a wrist injury today. Adam Rosales will get the call up from Louisville and should be at the park in time for the game. It's really annoying that this is probably something that Edwin has been dealing with since Spring Training. The Reds wasted at least two weeks of recovery time, and three weeks of having a nothing bat in their lineup. Another botched handling of an injury by the Reds.

It's been a wet one here in Cincinnati today, pretty much raining from the get go. However, it looks like the rain is done except for a few pop up showers, so we should be able to get this game in without a hitch. Given how the Reds hit off of Rodriguez last time out, that may not necessarily be a good thing though.