Final R H E
Pittsburgh Pirates (82-55) 7 11 0
Cincinnati Reds (57-80) 3 8 1
W: Liriano (10-7) L: Iglesias (3-7)
FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score

The Good
–Move along, nothing to see here.

The Bad
–Even Raisel Iglesias has a bad start occasionally. Tonight, he surrendered five runs on six hits in just three innings.

–Kenny Loggins must have been in the park tonight, because left field was a Danger Zone.* First, Adam Duvall had to depart in the sixth inning with a left knee contusion (hit by pitch, which is a regular occurrence with these Pirates). Then Kris Negron partially dislocated his left shoulder on a nice diving catch and had to leave the game. Skip Schumaker successfully finished the game without hurting himself too badly.

*Wow, I am really not proud of that one. Please forgive me.

–Eugenio Suarez was 0-4 with four strikeouts, until a 2-RBI triple in the ninth. The Golden Sombrero. He’ll have better days.

–Jason Bourgeois was 0-4 (from the leadoff spot) with an error (though he did draw a walk with the Reds down six runs in the ninth). I appreciate this guy’s effort — he really does play hard — but I’ll be happy when he’s playing for another team. He’s done almost nothing to help the Reds in his time here.

–Collin Balester and Ryan Mattheus aren’t great pitchers, at least compared to other major league relievers (they’re both better than me), but you already knew that.

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–I got nuthin’ here. What a miserable game. It’s starting to look like the Reds might not grab that second Wild Card spot.

–Serena beat Venus in three sets.

–I love the Reds. You know I do. But this team is almost unwatchable right now.

Milton was unhappy with Cincinnati's performance tonight.

Milton was unhappy with Cincinnati’s performance tonight.