Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….

FINAL — 11 innings
Cincinnati 0
Los Angeles 1

W: B. League (6-3)
L: C. Partch (0-1)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–Superb start by Tony Cingrani, once again. Today, he went seven innings, allowing only a single hit (to the opposing pitcher, of course), while striking out 11 batters. Great stuff.

–Sam LeCure gave up two hits, but struck out four batters in an inning and a third. Manny Parra struck out both hitters he faced.

–Reds pitchers struck out 20 Dodgers today, setting a club record.

–Joey Votto had two hits, including a double.

NEGATIVES
–No offense. Three measly hits in 11 innings. Ugh.

–Dusty Baker had no problem losing this game while leaving his best reliever in the bullpen. I’ll never understand that.

Then again, Aroldis Chapman has pitched one inning in the last week, so he may be tired.

–The Reds scored four runs in this four-game series. That’s tough to do.

NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS
–Embarrassing.

Great stuff by ESPN: Tony Cingrani threw seven shutout innings for the first time in his career on Sunday. Cingrani also matched his career high with 11 strikeouts (also struck out 11 on April 28). The last Reds pitcher to throw at least seven shutout innings while striking out 11 or more batters was Kyle Lohse on April 15, 2007. Tony Cingrani is the 1st Reds pitcher with at least 7 innings and 11 strikeouts while allowing no more than 1 hit and 1 walk since Johnny Vander Meer in 1941.

A terrible showing today, Redlegs. Just awful. Milton is disappointed.

A terrible showing today, Redlegs. Just awful. Milton is disappointed.

Source: FanGraphs