Roy Oswalt has as many losses in just 2 starts against Kip Wells as he does in 29 starts against the Reds. Maybe the Reds have found their Oswalt stopper? Actually, the shine could be off of ol' Roy O already as he has failed to get a win in 3 starts against the Reds this season. In fact, the Astros are just 1-2 in those three games. Has the spell been broken?
After losing 23 of 30 to the Astros in 2007 and 2008, the Reds have won 8 of 11 and a win tonight will capture the season series for the Reds for the first time since 2006. The Reds have also won 5 games in a row at home, their longest home win streak since winning 9 in a row at home in May, 2008.
The roster news for tonight is that Laynce Nix will be back in the lineup. He has been reactivated from the DL and is playing LF this evening. Embarrassed by the lack of "Y" in his name, Lance Berkman was a late scratch from the lineup. Jay Bruce is also back in the lineup tonight.
Just 17 more wins to capture the first winning season since 2000. It's an exciting time to be a Reds fan!