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2010 Game 158 Thread: Astros at Reds

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Houston Astros
@ Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

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2010 - Nelson Figueroa 3-3 3.98 1.33 45 20

2010 - Johnny Cueto 12-6 3.73 1.28 134 56

It finally hit me at about 2:30 this afternoon. I had only slept about 2 hours the night before. I crashed. Of course, I only got about 2 hours of sleep this afternoon, but now I feel zonked. Much like most of the Reds starters apparently.

I know some of you are worried about tonight's lineup. Not a single normal starter among them. I'm not surprised one bit, and I also don't think that the Reds are mailing in the rest of the season. I'm certain Dusty told his starters to blow off some steam last night. They earned it. It's pretty common for a triple-a lineup to be on the field the day after clinching. Let them have their night, and then let them rest if off the next day. After that, I expect we'll see most of the regulars out there in at least 3 of the last 4 games. Yes they need rest, but hopefully Dusty remembers that they'll also get at least two days off next week before the playoffs start, and they could use home field advantage as much as rest.

So, enjoy the ragtag lineup. It could be a fun game. Who knows, maybe they might even win! Go Reds!