Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….

Cincinnati 3
Milwaukee 4

W: K. Loe (3-7)
L: F. Cordero (3-3)

–Dontrelle Willis did his best Edinson Volquez impression early in the game, but he settled down to pitch a very nice ballgame. Six innings, two runs, four hits, four Ks, four walks, and D-Train even had a double with the bat. Too bad he wasn’t able to record a win, thanks to his closer.

–Aroldis Chapman pitched two dominant innings. He’s so money, and he doesn’t even know it.

–Ramon Hernandez had two more hits. Jay Bruce had a double and reached base three times. Zack Cozart only had one hit, but he looked very good in the field.

–Francisco Cordero blew another game; that’s three blown saves in three opportunities on this road trip. Someone will have to explain to me why Dusty had him out there for a third straight day.

Really, the question is why was CoCo out there for a meaningless inning yesterday? And since Dusty pitched him yesterday, why not try someone else today? I just don’t understand Dusty’s thinking.

–That was a fitting end to a frustrating first half, and a perfect microcosm of the season. Reds started out fine, looked good at times, then bumbled their way to another loss. Unbelievable.

–It is just disgraceful that Aroldis Chapman isn’t a starter. He’s so good.

–I don’t know what else to say. Enjoy the break.

Milton is ready for the All-Star break.