The Reds (13-21) continued their Candid Camera shenanigans as they see how long it will take before mild-mannered Aaron Harang (1-5) snaps. Here’s a guy who pitched 7 innings and allowed three runs. The previous two games, the Reds had scored 7 and 5 runs, so I imagine he liked his chances.
Of course, Harang isn’t aware of the practical joke being played on him, so he wasn’t prepared for the 0 runs the team scored against the Cubs (19-14). You’ll get ’em next time, Aaron. (Laughter.)
Carlos Zambrano (5-1) didn’t have his best stuff, but against the Reds, you never do, so he cruised to an easy win. Kerry Wood (S 5) picked up the save, insuring that Chicago didn’t fall any further behind the first-place Cardinals.
The two teams finish their three-game series this afternoon at 12:35pm EDT when Jon Lieber goes against Edinson Volquez.