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2010 Game 18 Thread: Padres at Reds

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San Diego Padres
@ Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Wade LeBlanc vs Johnny Cueto

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2010 - Wade LeBlanc 0-0 1.80 1.80 7 2



W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2010 - Johnny Cueto 0-0 5.06 1.69 9 8


Any minute now that pitching-and-defense stuff is going to kick in, right? The Reds have allowed less than 5 runs once in their last 11 games, and they allowed 4 in that one. They've averaged 7.3 runs allowed per game over that stretch. It's a shame too because over that same span, the offense has scored 5.5 runs per game. Of course, that number is somewhat boosted by scoring 8 runs or more 3 times.

I know the Reds pitching and defense is better than it has shown, but there is only so long you can be happy with potential. They need to start producing. In case you haven't noticed, the Reds are only a half-game out of last place in the NL Central.

We've got afternoon baseball at home on a Saturday for the last time until October. There is rain in the forecast, but since this is the only time the Padres come to town this summer, I'm guessing they'll do whatever they can to get this game in.