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Open Thread and NAHWAL: Braves at Reds (8/22)

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 Today's Starting Pitchers

 Lance Cormier
 Bronson Arroyo
0-3 W-L 6-13
9.90 ERA 4.58
9 SO 116
12 BB 49
10 HR 19
-- vs.

Game Time: 7:10 on

I never thought it would come to this, but - sighhhhh. Where the hell is David Wells? Let's just get this over with.

Really, though, when you can't beat the Reds with seven runs and your next two starters are on the iffy side to say the least . . . but I won't turn to despair just yet (as if dreaming of David Wells joining your staff isn't the very definition of despair . . .). God forbid we ever have any momentum, though, or even a three game winning streak.

But never fear: we're getting our slightly impatient Rent back today:

"I'd prefer to play every day, rather than run the figure-8s," said Renteria.

Is that some kind of metaphor for our season? Probably.

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