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Game 19: Reds vs. Diamondbacks

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Arizona Diamondbacks
@ Cincinnati Reds

Thursday, Apr 21, 2011, 12:35 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Daniel Hudson vs Mike Leake

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 50.

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I'll admit it. I don't really know why the Reds are losing. I think it has a little bit to do with Bruce and Rolen - ostensibly important pillars of the heart of the order - not producing. And a lot to do with a bunch of other factors, including chaos theory and the 5th Dimension (yes, the Byrds' song). Rather than rattle off more BABIPs and HR/FB percentages, I give you this:

A little premature? Maybe. Some of you may subscribe to the 5-loss-streak rule of thumb. Well, it's too late now. The baby's under the basket. And she/he is not coming out until the Reds win a game.

If you've read through to this point in the preview, then chances are you've already heard enough about Mike Leake and Macysgate. Homer Bailey could be coming for Leake's spot before too long. Heckfire, so could Dontrelle Willis. We'd just like a win. I'm not sure how sarcastic the fan reception is going to be, but play nice. And see if you can't send some good vibrations out to stem this baby-cagin', Correia-coddling free fall.

9 - 9


Lost 4