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4 game series vs Reds @ Great American Ball Park

Houston Astros Red-star
@ Cincinnati Reds Red-star

Thursday, Aug 7, 2008, 6:10 PM CDT
Great American Ball Park

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Fri 08/08 6:10 PM CDT
Sat 08/09 6:10 PM CDT
Sun 08/10 12:15 PM CDT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Roy Oswalt 8-8 21 21 0 0 0 0 127.1 146 74 67 20 32 106 4.74 1.40


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Josh Fogg 2-3 16 9 0 0 0 0 54.2 68 49 46 11 20 34 7.57 1.61

The Astros start a 4 game series tonight against the last place Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ballpark. So far this season the Astros have won 4 of 5 games against the Reds and are 2-0 in Cincinnati. The Astros are 3 games ahead of Cincinnati in the standings, 9 games out of the Wild Card Race and 14 games out the division lead.

Roy Oswalt takes the hill in game 1 against Josh Fogg. As you probably know, Roy Oswalt has completely owned the Reds over his career and sits on a 20-1 record against them with a 2.61 ERA. Roy has only faced the Reds 1 time this season(7/28) and ended up with a win(even though he only went 5 innings and gave up 4 earned runs).

Lance Berkman also has the Reds number as he leads all players in RBI's(120) and home runs(42) against the Reds over his career. Berkman has also hit well against tonight's pitcher Josh Fogg. In 32 at bats, Berkman owns a .406 avg, .524 OBP and an OPS of 1.711 with 6 home runs. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Berkman's home run drought ends tonight.

It works out well that Aumus will be catching tonight, as he also has some success against Fogg. In 24 at bats, Ausmus is hitting .333 with 6 RBI's.

Houston AVG Cincinnati AVG
1 Matsui, 2B 0.281 1 Keppinger, SS 0.268
2 Tejada, SS 0.28 2 Votto, 1B 0.277
3 Berkman, 1B 0.331 3 Bruce, RF 0.276
4 Lee, LF 0.305 4 Phillips, B, 2B 0.271
5 Pence, RF 0.273 5 Dunn, LF 0.238
6 Wigginton, 3B 0.277 6 Encarnacion, 3B 0.245
7 Bourn, CF 0.233 7 Patterson, CF 0.191
8 Ausmus, C 0.239 8 Bako, C 0.216
9 Oswalt, P 0.2 9 Fogg, P 0.125