@ Cincinnati Reds
Saturday, Aug 15, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park
J.D. Martin vs Johnny Cueto
Clear. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.
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I'm a little nervous about this game today. I have this fear now that every time Johnny Cueto pitches, an injury will happen. Honestly, it's not because of Dusty Baker, but because of just the terrible "luck" the Reds have had with injuries this season. I don't think the 2010 Reds could survive the loss of Cueto and Edinson Volquez. Please Johnny, stay healthy!
J.D. Martin is another Nationals pitcher that didn't make his first start this year until July. That's the third such pitcher in row that the Reds have faced. This is truly one piecemeal pitching staff. What's terrible is that, despite that fact, the Reds were shutout yesterday, and simply carried by the will of Jonny Gomes on Friday. It's ridiculous how bad this offense is. Embarrassing even.
Unfortunately, not a whole lot is going to change in the lineup tonight. Well, we might see a couple of different faces than we saw last night, but somehow, I doubt that the results will be all that different. Hopefully they can just score enough to give themselves a chance to win. What's sad is that was just 3 runs last night, and they didn't come close.