Final
Houston 3
Cincinnati 2
W: D. Carpenter (1-3)
L: N. Masset (3-6)
S: M. Melancon (19)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
-Brandon Phillips led the bottom of the first off with a homerun to get the Reds going early.

-Travis Wood pitched 5 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and walking 2 while striking out 2.  He left the game with the Reds up 2-0.

NEGATIVES
Logan Ondrusek pitched only 15 pitches in the 6th inning, but it was enough for him to blow the entire 2-run lead.  Ondrusek gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk.

-Nick Masset picked up the loss by giving up a homerun in the 8th inning to break the 2-2 tie.

-The Reds managed only 4 hits.

NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS
I thought the season was over, but then Chad asked me to do tonight’s recap.

-The offense struck out 11 times tonight.  Are they even trying at this point?

-The Reds must now go 7-1 to close the season at .500.