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Game 93: Reds vs. Cardinals

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St. Louis Cardinals
@ Cincinnati Reds

Friday, Jul 15, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Jake Westbrook vs Johnny Cueto

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Welcome back, everyone. The Reds probably could have used some of those off days in May and June. Oh well. I had a very precise memory wipe performed yesterday, so I don't remember the first half anyway. Only two games below .500? It's a brand new season and I think it's very sporting of the team to spot the Cardinals 4 games.

Let's get on with it. Cueto vs. Westbrook at home is a very nice way to start the second half. Yes, they're playing the Cardinals, a good baseball team. But also, they're playing the Cardinals. It's time to rise again and savor the momentary rivalry. If that's not enough to get everyone's juices flowing, there's twin Enthusiasm Engines in the dugout now in BP and D-Train. And the Reds offense knows the apology cake they baked for Cueto after handing him a complete game loss last start against the Cardinals - a start in which, weirdly, Cueto had no strikeouts - is not going to cut it. Cueto is getting Haranged a little bit lately and really the only thing he can do by himself, maybe, is miss some more bats.

Go Reds, I mean it!


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Johnny Cueto 5-3 11 12 2 0 0 0 82.2 57 22 18 5 26 50 1.96 1.00


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jake Westbrook 7-4 19 18 0 0 0 0 97.2 117 62 58 10 40 52 5.34 1.61

LINEUP

Chris Heisey CF
Zack Cozart SS
Joey Votto 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Jay Bruce RF
Scott Rolen 3B
Fred Lewis LF
Ramon Hernandez C
Johnny Cueto RHP