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2010 Game 10 Thread: Reds at Marlins

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Florida Marlins

Thursday, Apr 15, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT
Sun Life Stadium

Aaron Harang vs Josh Johnson

Mostly clear. Winds blowing in from center field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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2010 - Aaron Harang 0-1 4.50 0.92 9 2

2010 - Josh Johnson 0-1 6.30 2.00 10 7

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.

The Cardinals have already lost today to the hapless Astros. That means the Reds are just one game out of first place. It's never too early to be scoreboard watching!