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Game 39 Thread: Phillies at Reds

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Philadelphia Phillies
@ Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Jamie Moyer vs Aaron Harang

Clear. Game time temperature around 75.

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2009 - Jamie Moyer 3-3 8.15 1.84 19 13

2009 - Aaron Harang 3-4 3.44 1.28 43 12

Aaron Harang has made 8 starts this year. In two of those starts he has received a total of 15 runs of support from his teammates. In the other 6 starts, he has received 11 runs of support. The Reds are just 1-5 in those 6 starts. As Paul Daugherty would say, Aaraon Harang is a bad pitcher.

Speaking of bad pitchers, Jamie Moyers is kind of struggling so far this year. In his last 3 starts, he's pitched 12.1 innings and allowed 19 runs on 22 hits, including 6 home runs. His average fastball is down to 80.5 MPH this year, which makes his change up even less effective at 74.3 MPH. He's been getting crushed by both right-handers (.365/.403/.635) and left-handers (.278/.413/.639). It's starting to look like the 46-year old may have pitched one year too long.

The Reds are running another weak lineup out on the field today. Ryan Hanigan replaces Adam Rosales from yesterday, with Ramon Hernandez shifting around to 1B. Hopefully it doesn't matter who plays tonight since Moyer has been so hittable this year, but if the Reds can't manage to put 5 runs on the board in this game, Harang should take a bat to the entire offense.

And since we're in a 4-game losing streak...

Sorry kid, I didn't do this to you. The Reds did.