Final R H E
Cincinnati Reds (61-84) 3 10 0
San Francisco Giants (77-69) 5 12 1
W: Peavy (7-6) L: Lorenzen (4-9) S: Casilla (34)
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The Good
–With a sixth-inning double, Joey Votto reached base for the 35th consecutive game. He was 2-4 with two runs scored in tonight’s game.

–Brandon Phillips had two doubles, an RBI, and a stolen base. Skip Schumaker went 3-4 with a double. Jason Bourgeois tripled, then singled in the ninth to bring the go-ahead run to the plate.

The Bad
–Bad outing for Michael Lorenzen: only three innings, three runs allowed on six hits. Rough way to finish the season, as this was Lorenzen’s final start of 2015 (he’ll pitch out of the bullpen the rest of the way). Hopefully, better things are ahead for the young guy.

–Down 5-2 in the eighth, the Reds loaded up the bases with no outs on a Votto single, a Brandon Phillips HBP, and a Todd Frazier walk. Then Ramon Cabrera grounded into a double play and Eugenio Suarez flew out to right. Reds only got one run, and that doomed them.

–Other than Tony Cingrani, who only threw three pitches, no Reds pitcher was able to put up a clean pitching line.

–San Francisco scored one run in each of the first four innings, and that was more than Cincinnati could overcome.

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–The Reds loaded the bases in both the eighth and ninth inning, yet couldn’t get it done. Frustrating.

–Reds have lost five of seven to the Giants this year.

–Six of Cincinnati’s ten hits tonight were of the extra-base variety. Five doubles and a triple.

–There was a downpour in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the San Francisco faithful gave the rain a standing ovation. That may be all you need to know about Giants fans.

–Former Red Marlon Byrd doubled and tripled against his old mates.

–It’s late. I’m going to bed. Go Reds.