View Full Version : GT. Reds vs. Cards

09-26-2008, 05:03 PM
Reds Vs Cardinals
Home team: Reds at Cards for 3 games

Friday, September 26 Busch Stadium | 8:15 PM ET
Bronson Arroyo, RHP (15-11, 4.66) Braden Looper, RHP (12-14, 4.13)

Reds: Arroyo will be making his final start of the 2008 season. He has to hope its better than his penultimate start of the season, because it didn't go as well as he had expected. While his eight strikeouts in six innings suggested he was in good form, those strikeouts were deceiving. They masked three walks and six hits, which kept Arroyo under pressure. Throw in his inability to contain Brewers slugger Prince Fielder and Arroyo had cooked up a recipe for defeat.

Cardinals: It's Looper's last chance at a 13th win, a number he deserved to reach several starts ago. He has 21 strikeouts and three walks over his last four starts -- and four losses. Sometimes it's the defense, sometimes the offense, sometimes the bullpen, and sometimes a combination. But things just haven't broken right behind Looper lately.

Saturday, September 27 Busch Stadium | 7:15 PM ET
Aaron Harang, RHP (6-16, 4.72) Todd Wellemeyer, RHP (12-9, 3.69)

Reds: Harang has a 2.39 ERA over his last seven starts, including a complete-game shutout over St. Louis on Sept. 17 where he allowed only six hits. Harang was a 7-5 winner on Monday vs. the Marlins but needed some help after falling behind by a 4-0 score after three innings. He allowed four earned runs and eight hits, including two solo home runs, over seven innings with two walks and six strikeouts. He would like very much to end a down season on a high note during his final 2008 start.

Cardinals: Wellemeyer is coming off a solid outing against Arizona in which he allowed three runs on nine hits over six innings. The right-hander has put himself in position to be in the club's pitching staff mix for next season by delivering 185 1/3 innings over 31 starts and limiting opposing hitters to a .244 batting average.

Sunday, September 28 Busch Stadium | 2:15 PM ET
Adam Pettyjohn, LHP (0-0, 4.50) Kyle Lohse, RHP (15-6, 3.78)

Reds: Pettyjohn is taking the place of Edinson Volquez, who was scratched as a precaution because of left knee tendinitis. The 31-year-old Pettyjohn led the International League in wins with a 15-6 record and 4.59 ERA in 28 starts this season for Triple-A Louisville. In two relief outings with the Reds, he is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA, with one run allowed in two innings. His relief outing on Sept. 14 at Arizona was his first Major League appearance since Oct. 4, 2001, for the Tigers.

Cardinals: Lohse bids to become a 16-game winner before possibly testing his value as a free agent. Lohse has continually said he would like to return to St.Louis, where he burst into prominence after being a late-winter signee. Lohse gained some motivation to show teams his worth after he was basically an afterthought in last year's free agent pitching crop. He has six quality starts in his past seven outings and reached a three-ball count just once against the 26 hitters he faced in his last start against Arizona.
source: reds.com

09-26-2008, 05:06 PM
This poll will close on 09-27-2008 at 05:04 PM

i say we win 2/3

09-28-2008, 04:59 PM
this thread has been lonely lately.