Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….

Cincinnati 3
Houston 5

W: J. Lyles (1-1)
L: B. Arroyo (2-4)
S: B. Myers (13)

–Zack Cozart had two hits and two RBI on his sixth homer of the season. Todd Frazier had a double and scored a run in his only AB after entering the game late.

–Sean Marshall pitched a perfect inning, striking out two.

–Brandon Phillips made two great fielding plays in the fourth inning. Has anyone mentioned that BP is pretty good with the glove?

–Bronson Arroyo surrendered a season-high five runs, on eight hits and a walk in six and a third innings.

–We all like Miguel Cairo, and he has been injured this year…but sheesh. He went 0-3 today and he’s hitting a robust .135/.158/.216 on the season.

–Cozart looks like he might be rounding into form again, but at this point, he has a .286 OBP. That’s simply awful for a leadoff hitter. Combine that with Drew Stubbs, who hit second again today with his .297 OBP…well, it’s a wonder Joey Votto ever has anyone on base in front of him.

–Arroyo hasn’t picked up a win in a month.

–Okay, day off tomorrow. Reds are still in first place!