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Game 105 Thread: Cubs at Reds

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Chicago Cubs
@ Cincinnati Reds

Monday, Aug 3, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Randy Wells vs Aaron Harang

Mostly clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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2009 - Randy Wells 7-4 2.84 1.15 60 21

2009 - Aaron Harang 5-12 4.50 1.46 115 34

I keep wanting to say that Aaron Harang will win tonight. I want to be able say it. I really do. But like most of you, I have zero confidence in this team right now to win on any given night. In my mind, I know any team can beat any other team once. In the rest of my body, I'm not sure that applies to these current Reds.

Scott Rolen is out of the lineup tonight after being beaned in the head yesterday. Adam Rosales is playing 3B and batting 2nd behind Willy Taveras, who comes back after missing 4 games. Alex Gonzalez rides the pine in favor of Paul Janish, who amazingly, despite being on the roster since Opening Day, has a total of 95 plate appearances. This on a team that has battled injuries all year and seemingly has a day-to-day player sitting out each game. And Janish has not reached 100 PAs. What a ridiculous use of a roster spot.

Anyway, baby, it's time to take your nightly spot. Hopefully you'll make it out some time this season...