Game 90 Thread / Reds @ Cubs (1 of 3)

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SP Aaron Harang SP Ryan Dempster
  3-10, 4.47, 102 K, 27BB, 118.2 IP
9-3, 3.24 ERA, 93 K, 43 BB, 111 IP
       
SS Jerry Hairston, Jr. SS Ryan Theriot
CF *Jay Bruce RF *Kosuke Fukudome
RF *Ken Griffey Jr. 1B Derrek Lee
2B Brandon Phillips 3B Aramis Ramirez
LF *Adam Dunn C Geovany Soto
3B Jeff Keppinger CF *Jim Edmonds
1B *Joey Votto LF Mark DeRosa
C *Paul Bako 2B *Mike Fontenot
P Aaron Harang P Ryan Dempster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With just one nightmarish half-inning having prevented them from a
sweep of the Cardinals this past weekend, the Cubs return to the 33-10
Confines for three games against the Reds, who just completed a
four-game sweep of the Nationals, which is very similar to winning four
games from an actual Major League Baseball team.

Ryan Dempster puts his perfect record at Wrigley this season (9-0)
up against Aaron Harang, who the Cubs have already thumped twice this
year. (For that matter, Dempster had one of his lesser home starts of
the season against the Reds back on April 15th, allowing five walks,
five hits and four runs in a game the Cubs won anyhow, 9-5.)

In all, the Cubs and Reds have split six games this game, with each club taking two of three on its home field.

Dusty Baker Quote of the Day:
Speaking
of journeyman and former Cub Jerry Hairston, Jr., who has hit in the
leadoff spot for 10 of the past 11 Reds games while alternately playing
shortstop and centerfield, Baker said:

"We wouldn't be where we are (without him)."


To be clear,
the 43-47 Reds are in fourth place, 10 1/2 games behind the first-place
Cubs and just two games ahead of the last-place Astros, and the team
has been higher than fourth place for only seven days this entire
season.

Go get 'em, Jerry.

Comments

theriot/fuku...i'm liking this...

even accepting soriano is probably gonna lead off no matter what i like...i love fuku in the #2 slot.

btw...jerry hairston's been playing some killer ball.

he had persistant back problems for years in his career he thought was untreatable. when he finally got so sore/limited he got time to "rest" properly he got better. also during that time he found a better way to keep his back in shape.

it wouldnt be too hard to see brian roberts-like production out of him for a few years...though he probably wont steal 50 bases or anything like that...or get hyped up on HGH to do it ;p

Wasn't Hairston already linked to HGH? I might be making that up, but FWIW I saw him out in Scottsdale a couple years ago with Barry Lamar Bonds. They've never played on the same team, so I don't know how they'd know each other well enough to be hitting the clubs together unless they somehow know each other through their fathers (also never played together, although they came very close with the White Sox in '78).

Anyway, hanging out with one of the biggest douchebags in baseball history is enough evidence for me to suspect you've been doing something unseemly.

There's a game?

In other news... I'm at O'Hare, AA concourse. I walk into the Fox Sports bar, and ... it's a White Sox orgy. WTF?

Hairston was mentioned in the Mitchell report..... I took Crunch's post to be mocking his inclusion.

yeah, sorry.

i need more sarcastic emoticon than " ;p "

My bad on not picking up the sarcasm.

it wasn't that obvious, anyway...plus it dont matter! haha.

drawbacks of an all-text media...hard to get the subtle parts of communication through clearly. meh.

To be fair to Dusty, I think the Reds are 9 games over .500 when Hairston is playing.

Obviously he doesn't deserve all of the credit for that stat, but that won't stop Dusty from pimping one of his dawgs.

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