The Reds have already captured a split in this series, but as always, it would be better to get a win. Lots of players say that it is their goal to win every series - if you do that you'll be in fantastic shape. That's a solid goal to have, but goals are worthless if you don't ever follow through on them. The Reds won their last series against the Cubs. It'd be a good idea for them to do it again tonight.
Aaron Harang hasn't pitched particularly well against the Marlins in his career, going 3-2 with a 6.15 ERA in 9 starts against Florida. He did pitch well in his last start against them last May, going 7 innings and striking out 9 while walking 3 and giving up 2 runs. Typically for Harang though, he didn't get a decision in the outing. If only he knew how to win.
That same day he faced Josh Johnson, who went 7.1 innings and allowed just 2 runs himself. He too did not get a decision as the game went 14 innings (what's with these teams and extra inning games?) and ended when Paul Janish threw the ball away on a double play attempt, allowing Ronny Paulino to score from 2nd. THAT's why he isn't starting tonight.