Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
Cincinnati 3
San Diego 5
WP: Correia (1-2)
LP: Harang (3-4)
S: Bell (9)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–N/A

NEGATIVES
–Aaron Harang was not sharp. He battled, but we need better from our ace.

–Reds didn’t look like the same team we saw in Arizona. Can’t win them all, I guess.

ETC.
–The Reds only had 6 hits, but five of them were of the extra-base variety: Joey Votto crushed a homer while Jay Bruce, Laynce Nix, Alex Gonzalez, and Ramon Hernandez all doubled.

–That was a winnable game — the Reds were ahead 3-1 in the 6th — against a poor opponent, and the Reds let it slip through their hands. I really want to see two wins this weekend, but with Peavy going for the Pads on Sunday, that is a tall order.

6 Responses

  1. earl

    I didn’t watch the game last night, but Baker has a couple of times let the starter start the 7th that seems to be out of gas, setup a bad situation and hope the bullpen can pull it off. At some point, Baker is going to have to put Burton, Lincoln or Herrera in when the game is close. It might not work out, but don’t have it be with two on and no outs.

    I don’t know, it seems to me the bullpen is pretty rested after early last weeks extra inning game and blow out. I was actually thinking they might be able to start taking over in the 7th and ride it out a bit more. Seems like that might have been the way to go last night.

  2. Big Doofus

    As strange as this sounds, I think the Reds have been more productive against the better pitchers in the league. So, I’m not worried about Peavy getting the start. Besides, when I think of the word “Peavy” I don’t think of great pitching, I think of reliable, low-cost amps and electric guitars (i.e. “Peavey”). 😀

  3. jason1972

    Harang didn’t have his best stuff, Dusty should have pulled him after the 6th.

  4. Dave Massey

    I feel like Dusty’s bullpen management last night ran contrary to his ideal that he puts guys in positions to succeed. Last night I think he set Rhodes and Weathers up to fail.

    No outs with runners on 1st and 3rd is tough to get out of without giving up a run.

  5. AnnapolisRed

    Dave-Absolutely. Arthur’s walk would have been no big deal if he started the inning. I don’t know how anybody can blame Weathers when they bring him in with the bases loaded and one out.

  6. Glenn

    Harang’s breaking stuff just hung up there all night, but he did pitch good enough to win. Was it just me or were the Reds’ hitters swinging early in the count all night. There just didn’t seem to be much patience at the plate last night.