Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
Cincinnati 4
Pittsburgh 5
WP: Taschner (1-0)
LP: Cordero (1-1)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–Orlando Cabrera and Joey Votto were 5-8 with four runs scored in the 2-3 spots in the lineup. Brandon Phillips had the only other hit, going 1-2 with two (!) walks (nice, BP!). Not that it matters.

NEGATIVES
–TOS* Six hits?

–Negatives? Take your pick. Johnny Cueto can’t throw strikes. The offense is awful. They can’t protect a lead against the stupid Pirates. Four straight losses. Losing a series to the aforementioned Pirates. Then, there’s this:

–Francisco Cordero: 0.2 innings pitched, two hits allowed, two runs, both earned, and three bases on balls. A worse outing is difficult to imagine, in that CoCo blew what should have been an easy win against the hapless Pittsburgh Pirates.

CoCo is one of the few guys on which we can usually rely. That hasn’t changed; I still love the guy. But this is difficult to stomach, after the poor play we’ve witnessed during this current losing streak. Just makes it worse, somehow.

ETC.
–I’ve got nothing. It’s demoralizing. I just hope we don’t get swept by the Pirates tomorrow afternoon.

This just about sums it up.

*This Offense Stinks.