Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
Cincinnati 0
St. Louis 6
WP: Carpenter (4-0)
LP: Harang (1-4)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–N/A

NEGATIVES
–Three hits? TOS*.

–Carlos Fisher is not pitching well, but Nick Masset is just awful. He’s a disaster. Put him on the disabled list with an inflamed ERA (it’s 11.45, by the way).

ETC.
–Reds wasted a great opportunity to win a series against the Cardinals, and those don’t come along every day. Still, the Reds finished 4-2 on this road trip, which is a good thing. For some reason, though, it just doesn’t feel like it was a successful road trip, does it? These last two days have been painful.

–This just in: Chris Carpenter is good.

–Aaron Harang was actually pretty darn good for most of today’s game. He gave up three runs over six innings, but he struck out six and walked none. Harang is going to be fine, Reds fans.

–Okay, the Mets come to town next, followed by the stupid Cubs. If the Reds can follow up this road trip with a 4-2 homestand, it’ll be nice (no matter how poorly they play and, make no mistake, they will play poorly).

*This Offense Stinks.