Game 10: Reds 6, Cubs 5
The Cubs overcame an uncharacteristically crappy start from Aaron Harang to lose to the Reds yesterday 6-5.
Harang went over four innngs allowing five runs (earned) on nine hits, which at least gave manager Jerry Narron plenty of innings to work out our overstocked bullpen. Jon Coutlangus worked a hitless fifth. Victor Santos and Rheal Cormier combined for a scoreless sixth. Todd Coffey worked the seventh and eighth for the win, and David Weathers brought it all home with a scoreless ninth for the save.
Carlos Zambrano was doing pretty well until his meltdown in the fifth, and thanks to the wonders of baseball scoring, he was charged with all of the runs, even though Will Ohman walked in the tying and winning runs. Therefore, Ohman continues to sport a healthy 0.00 ERA and hopefully we can look forward to seeing more of this caliber of play from him.
For the Reds, Josh Hamilton, Adam Dunn, Ken Griffey, Jr., Scott Hatteberg, and Javier Valentín contributed RBI. Oh, and Zambrano and Ohman too, of course.
The win brings the Reds record to 6-4 and puts them again atop the NLC. They continue their series with the Cubs today at 1:05 p.m. when Bronson Arroyo takes the mound against Rich Hill.