Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
WP: Myers (13-7)
LP: Wood (5-4)
S: Lyons (18)
–Joey Votto was 3-5 with two doubles. Jonny Gomes had a couple of hits. Ramon Hernandez was 2-4 with a two-run homer in the eighth that brought the Reds within one run.
–Not a bad outing by Travis Wood, who gave up two earned runs on four hits in six innings. He struck out five and didn’t walk a batter.
–Two errors, one of which led to an unearned run. Sloppy.
–Not a good day, but the Reds still had a chance to win in the ninth. Unfortunately, Votto couldn’t get the job done with two outs and two runners on. Votto stinks.*
–It’s time for the Reds to right the ship, and they’ve been showing some encouraging signs of that. Unfortunately, the Reds lost another series, and that’s becoming a recurring thing. On to Milwaukee, where better things await. I hope.
*If you don’t recognize that as sarcasm, you aren’t very bright.