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Game 149: Reds vs. Cubs

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Chicago Cubs
@ Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Casey Coleman vs Johnny Cueto

Cloudy, 60% chance of rain. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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The Johnny Quest for an ERA title comes down to the wire. Cueto is now tied with Clayon Kershaw for the NL lead (though he's pitched 61.1 fewer innings). The nice thing about Cueto after Leake (or Leake after Cueto), other than it kinda fits with Dusty's innuendo-tastic "soft-hard" theory of rotation-building, but that it's also like: "Oh hey, two good pitchers in a row." I'd like very much to see Cueto take home the ERA crown (I think they actually award a store-bought mitre), but I'd like even more to see him not get injured trying to do so.

Lineup after the jump (no rest for Francisco). Chris Heisey if your left field starter, which reminds me that Yonder Alonso has really not looked good out there again recently. With Frazier on the shelf and Sappelt probably needing more seasoning, it's possible Heisey is the only LFer in the system right now that the Reds can stomach putting out there at the start of next season (link to 2012 PDF schedule).


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Johnny Cueto 9-5 22 23 3 1 0 0 152.1 120 51 40 8 46 102 2.36 1.09


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Casey Coleman 2-7 18 14 0 0 0 0 69.0 89 53 51 7 38 56 6.65 1.84

LINEUPS:

Reds:

Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Edgar Renteria (R) SS
Joey Votto (L) 1B
Jay Bruce (L) RF
Chris Heisey (R) LF
Juan Francisco (L) 3B
Drew Stubbs (R) CF
Ramon Hernandez (R) C
Johnny Cueto (R) P

Cubs:

Starlin Castro (R) SS
Reed Johnson (R) RF
Aramis Ramirez (R) 3B
Carlos Pena (L) 1B
Alfonso Soriano (R) LF
Marlon Byrd (R) CF
Darwin Barney (R) 2B
Geovany Soto (R) C
Casey Coleman (L) P

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