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

Cincinnati 1
Colorado 3
WP: Marquis (15-10)
LP: Maloney (0-4)
S: Morales (5)

–Matt Maloney deserved better. Maloney pitched five strong innings, giving up four hits and just one run. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get a win because (a) the Reds couldn’t score for him and (b) he developed a blister that forced him to leave the game after throwing only 65 pitches.

–Four hits? TOS*

–Pedro Viola and Daniel Herrera didn’t help the cause. For the second straight game, the bullpen has let the team down.

–The Reds were 0-8 with runners in scoring position.

–Two losses in a row. Welcome back to earth, Cincinnati.

–I feel pretty bad for Maloney. This is a guy fighting for a spot in the big leagues, he is cruising along against a pretty good team, and he is forced to leave the game early.

–Mark Sheldon notes that, with an 0-3 night, Joey Votto is now below .300 on the season.

–Another night game tomorrow. Hopefully Bronson Arroyo can get the Reds back on the winning track.

*This Offense Stinks