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Game 140 Thread: Reds at Rockies

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Colorado Rockies

Thursday, Sep 10, 2009, 3:10 PM EDT
Coors Field

Kip Wells vs Jose Contreras

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2009 - Kip Wells 1-1 3.16 1.25 18 16

2009 - Jose Contreras 1-0 1.35 1.35 5 1

If I had told you six years ago that the Reds would go into Colorado and give up 11 runs over 3 games and still lose all 3 games, you probably would wonder why this freak in the Batman outfit is talking to you about the future. But then, after I left you, you'd think I was foolish to say that such thing could happen. It's a strange, strange world we live in here in the future.

How strange is this future? So strange that Kip Wells has allowed just 3 hits in his last 12 innings pitched. So strange that Wells has back to back quality starts. So strange that Wells can have nearly as many walks as strikeouts but only a 3.16 ERA. It's a strange world, people.

This will be the second time that the Reds face Jose Contreras this year. Last time was back in June when Contreras was still pitching for the White Sox. Brandon Phillips, Ryan Hanigan, and Paul Janish are likely to be the only starters from that game who also start today. Phillips homered in that game and Hanigan singled and tripled. As it just so happens, they are the only two current Reds who have had a hit off of Contreras.

The game is on MLB Network this afternoon, if you have access to it. The Reds have to salvage at least one from this series, right?