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Game 97 Thread: Reds at Cubs

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Chicago Cubs

Sunday, Jul 26, 2009, 2:20 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Micah Owings vs Rich Harden

Sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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2009 - Micah Owings 6-10 5.33 1.62 59 50

2009 - Rich Harden 6-6 4.76 1.41 96 38

These two pitchers faced off back on April 21st, with Rich Harden giving up just 3 hits over six innings and getting the win while Micah Owings surrendered 5 runs in 5 innings pitched to take the loss. The Reds managed just 3 more hits the rest of the day after Harden left. That game is a microcosm of the 2009 season. Terrible offense, suspect pitching, and failure.

A loss today means the Reds will have been swept in back-to-back series for the first time since the end of the 2007 season when they closed out the season with 7 straight losses including getting swept at home by both Houston and Chicago. Those were good times, weren't they?

I don't know what else to say about these guys right now. I don't want to see them get swept by the Cubs, but honestly it doesn't really matter. The only thing they are playing for right now is to not finish in last place. That ain't much of a motivator.