Final (10) R H E
St. Louis Cardinals (34-27) 7 8 0
Cincinnati Reds (22-42) 6 13 1
W: Norris (3-1) L: Iglesias (1-1) S: Brebbia (2)
FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score

The Good
–Scott Schebler had 4 hits tonight, which is good. He’s doing that thing where he hits the crap out of the ball now.

–Votto, Suarez, Winker, and Scooter all also made positive offensive contributions.

The Bad
–Matt Harvey, overall. Sometimes he looks really good and sometimes he doesn’t. I dunno who else the Reds have to send out there, but he shouldn’t get much more rope. The trade deadline is closer than you think.

–Barnhart TOOTBLAN’d the Reds out of a rally in the sixth. That wasn’t cool. Barnhart had a rough night offensively over all.

–Billy Hamilton isn’t a major league hitter now. Not even close.

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–Baseball. They continue to play something like it in Cincinnati.

–This team tries really hard every night, I’ll give them that. But the starting pitchers simply have to do more than they’ve been doing. It’s getting to a point where I expect guys to give up 3 runs in 5 innings or 4 or 5 in 6+. And you know what? That’s not good enough.