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