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Game 115 Thread: Nationals at Reds

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Washington Nationals
@ Cincinnati Reds

Friday, Aug 14, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Garrett Mock vs Aaron Harang

Clear. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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2009 - Garrett Mock 1-4 6.14 1.96 26 19

2009 - Aaron Harang 6-13 4.43 1.43 132 38

You know how we always joke about the Nationals getting the Reds cast-offs, the funny thing about that is the Nationals numbers look a lot like the Reds of recent history. They are respectable offensively at 4.52 R/G, just above league average, but they are dead last in runs allowed per game at 5.46, nearly a half-run behind the next closest team. It must be all Adam Dunn's fault.

Don't look now but after losing 14 out of 15 games, the Reds have managed to win 5 of their last 8 and are slowly creeping away from the Pirates in last place. You and I both know that the wins don't really mean much, but it sure does make it a lot easier to follow the team.

I suppose we're still in the stage right now where every time Aaron Harang pitches, it could be his last time with the Reds. I sure hope not as the Reds aren't exactly deep with pitching for 2010. He's looked pretty good his last couple of times out on the mound. Hopefully he'll be able to put a good stretch together to end the season and give us reason to hope for 2010.