Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
St. Louis 8
W: J. Kelly (4-5)
L: M. Latos (10-4)
S: J. Motte (30)
–Todd Frazier reached base four times, going 3-4 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.
–Scott Rolen had two hits, including a double. Brandon Phillips and Ryan Ludwick had two hits each.
–I’m still not sure what happened there. The Reds were cruising through five innings, up 5-2. Mat Latos came out to the mound to start the sixth, and for whatever reason, the wheels fell off immediately. Latos gave up five runs in that inning alone (Alfredo Simon gave up another), and he ended with a pretty ugly line: seven runs allowed on nine hits and a walk, in 5+ innings.
–When I say the Reds were cruising, I mean it. This game looked like it was going to be easy from the beginning…then, boom. The Reds never challenged after that six-run sixth inning.
–I’m so tired of Yadier Molina.
–Okay, forget about it. The Reds are going to retire Barry Larkin’s #11 tomorrow. That’s gonna be a fun time.