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Game 117 Thread: Nationals at Reds

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Washington Nationals
@ Cincinnati Reds

Sunday, Aug 16, 2009, 1:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

John Lannan vs Justin Lehr

Sunny. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

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2009 - John Lannan 8-9 3.58 1.35 65 48

2009 - Justin Lehr 2-0 1.80 1.35 5 8

Every time we wonder whether or not the Reds have finally hit rock bottom, they go and have a series like this. There are 5 teams in baseball that have a worse record than the Reds. The Reds have played 4 of them this season and are a combined 7-14 against those teams. If you can't beat the teams that are supposedly worse than you, then, well, maybe they aren't worse than you.

One of these days, Justin Lehr is going to turn back into a pumpkin. Man, I really hope it isn't today. Losing 3 of 4 at home to the Nationals is no way to make you feel good about yourself. For once, I'd like to see the Reds manage a wee bit of respectability.

Then again, if they are going to lose, last night is the way to do it. I got a lot of other stuff done since the game was basically over before it started. Better than wasting our night, and a quality start, like they did on Friday night.