Final R H E
Cincinnati Reds (53-76) 1 8 0
Milwaukee Brewers (55-75) 4 9 0
W: Peralta (5-8) L: Lamb (0-3)
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The Good
–Nice start by the rookie, John Lamb: six innings, two runs allowed on five hits, eight strikeouts and no losses. Not bad for a kid making just his fourth big league start.

–Joey Votto reached base three times in four plate appearances (two hits and a walk). Todd Frazier was 2-4 with a double.

The Bad

–Sam LeCure had his first rough outing since returning to the big leagues: two runs allowed on three hits in an inning and a third.

–Jason Bourgeois was 0-4 with two strikeouts at the top of the order. I’m not sure his .247/.297/.318 slash line (or, for that matter, his career line of .258/.304/.325) plays well in the leadoff spot.

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–Fourteen losses in sixteen games, and your Reds are firmly ensconced in last place.

–I know many of you are concerned about Eugenio Suarez’s defense, but I don’t share those concerns. Suarez has always had a decent glove throughout his career. The play he made in the bottom of the seventh tonight to retire Domingo Santana showed good range and a strong arm. He won’t be as good as Cozart with the glove, but he’ll be fine.

–What are the chances that John Lamb has ever been to a Kid Rock concert? Pretty good?

–The Reds will finish August without having won a single series in the entire month. Ugh.

–Michael Lorenzen will make his triumphant return to the Reds tomorrow. Huzzah!

*This offense stinks.