Daily Archives: July 9, 2008

July 9, 2008

Episode 105: All-Stars and Trade Rumors

This week on the podcast, the Crack Technical Staff and I talk all-star selections, good players that bad teams out to trade, and everything in between. Specifically:

The Brewers signed C.C. Sabathia

Inspiring the Cubs to follow up with Rich Harden

The Pirates might like to send Jack Wilson to the Dodgers,

While the Reds may still think they’re in it.

Even though it’s clear that HAIRSTON SHOULD GO!

The Cubs represent in the All Star Game Roster

While the Reds represent in the List of Guys who Lied About Being Drafted in the 30th round.

July 9, 2008

Reds 3, Cubs 7: Lemon Tastes Sour Again

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Cubs (54-36)01122100-770
W: Dempster (10-3) L: Haranag (3-11)


Aaron “Lemon” Harang had another crappy start for the Reds, allowing 6 runs in 4 1/3 innings. More telling than anything, though, was his 7 walks. Ouch. He has had mainly bad outings since his relief work in the extra innings game on May 25. Perhaps a start off is in order.

The Cubs, bouyed by the announcement of the Rich Harden trade, dropped 7 runs on the Reds to cakewalk to a victory.

The loss dropped the Reds into a tie for first place of the second half of the division with the Pirates. If only that placing garnered a playoff spot.