3 game series vs Reds @ Minute Maid Park
|Tue 09/23||WP: Edinson Volquez (17 - 6) |
SV: Francisco Cordero
LP: Wandy Rodriguez (8 - 7)
|1 - 2 loss|
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2008, 7:05 PM CDT
Ramon Ramirez vs Randy Wolf
Clear. Winds blowing in from right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 80.
|Thu 09/25|| |
Johnny Cueto vs Roy Oswalt
Clear. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 80.
|7:05 PM CDT|
|2008 - Ramon Ramirez||1-0||4||3||0||0||0||0||22.0||13||6||6||2||8||17||2.45||.95|
|2008 - Randy Wolf||5-2||11||11||1||1||0||0||64.0||60||31||28||7||22||50||3.94||1.28|
Cincinnati Reds @ Houston Astros
09/24/08 7:05 PM CDT
|Cincinnati Reds||Houston Astros|
|Jay Bruce - RF||Kazuo Matsui - 2B|
|Jeff Keppinger - 2B||Michael Bourn - CF|
|Joey Votto - 1B||Miguel Tejada - SS|
|Edwin Encarnacion - 3B||Lance Berkman - 1B|
|Jolbert Cabrera - LF||Geoff Blum - 3B|
|Ryan Hanigan - C||Hunter Pence - RF|
|Corey Patterson - CF||Ty Wigginton - LF|
|Paul Janish - SS||Humberto Quintero - C|
|Ramon Ramirez - P||Randy Wolf - P|
Ramirez is relatively new the Reds, but here's a link to his career stats (including access to his minor league data). Randy Wolf, well my work with his DIPS ERA suggests his been lucky, but please baseball gods, please, let him be lucky one last time. Tonight Mets win and an Astros loss could spell the end of our playoff hopes -- hence the title "Do or Die." We don't know that much about Ramirez, but hopefully we find out that "Ramon Ramirez" is spanish for "give ups home runs and has little control." Outside of that, I can't provide any more relevant commentary.
If need be, I'll be watching the game in the buff to ensure an Astros victory, a la my happenstance strategy from the 2005 NLDS Game 4.