@ Cincinnati Reds
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park
Kevin Millwood vs Mike Leake
Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.
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Kevin Millwood hasn't pitched in the majors all season and Colorado is his third team in 2011. Last season he put up a 5.10 ERA/1.51 WHIP with the Orioles. Mike Leake is pretty good, relatively speaking. A good chance for a win, except it's the 2011 Reds, which jumped the shark into self-parody at least two series a go.
The Pythag record is still a perfect inversion of their actual record: 61-55. Since the start of the Houston series, they've lost 6 games by a combined deficit of 14 runs - or 2.3 runs per loss. Four of those 6 losses were by one run, though there was a one-run win in there (one of two wins since August 1). The results don't matter at this point, but I'm curious to see if things can stay this wacky through the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Mike Leake has a chance to cement himself as one of two reliable starters with a solid outlook for 2012. The Reds need him and since his perceived upside might be more aligned with how he's performing now, his trade value is lower than it might have been in the first half of 2010.
Lineup after the jump.
|2011 - Mike Leake||9-7||26||19||0||0||0||0||119.1||114||53||52||14||31||88||3.92||1.22|
|2011 - Kevin Milwood (AA, AAA)||7-2||16||16||2||1||0||0||89.2||94||44||43||10||31||76||4.32||1.394|
Dave Sappelt LF
Edgar Renteria SS
Joey Votto 1B
Jay Bruce RF
Todd Frazier 3B
Drew Stubbs CF
Ryan Hanigan C
Paul Janish 2B
Mike Leake RHP
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