Titanic Struggle Recap

Joey Votto (Photo: Redleg Nation Staff)

Offense, defense, umpire let down Luis Castillo in Reds loss

Luis Castillo gave the Reds six very strong innings, but his offense, defense and the home plate umpire let him down on this night. The Cardinals scored both of their runs in the first inning off Castillo, courtesy of a missed call that should have been strike 3 to end the inning, followed by two Reds errors.
Joey Votto (Photo: Redleg Nation Staff)

Reds drop first game in Toronto in Votto’s return

Luis Castillo gave the Reds six very strong innings in Toronto, but it was not enough on this night. The Reds offense had a lot of action all night on the basepaths, but outside of a Matt Reynolds RBI single in the 7th inning, just could not find another big hit to drop.
Photo: Redleg Nation Staff Mike Moustakas

Pham, Moustakas homers not enough to stop Reds from falling to 3-20

Tommy Pham and Mike Moustakas combined with four extra base hits off the great Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff, but it wasn't nearly enough to stop the Reds from adding on to their worst start in franchise history. Tyler Mahle only lasted 3.1 innings as he struggled with his command. The Reds have now lost 17 of 18 to fall to 3-20 on the season. The Reds are now 12.5 games back in the NL Central.
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Reds fall to 3-18, matching worst start in franchise history

The final game of the month of April was a near perfect representation of the brutal first month of the season for the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds finish the month of April with a record of 3-18. That ties the 2018 team for the worst start in franchise history. The Reds are now just one loss away from the worst start in franchise history. The Reds have lost 9 in a row on the road.
Mr. Redlegs (Photo: Doug Gray)

Pham and Lodolo strong rebounds not enough to stop Reds 7th straight loss

The Reds got their first lead of the week in the first inning when Tommy Pham finally got his first extra-base hit as a Red. The Friars faithful for some reason decided to boo the .039 hitter, and Pham returned the favor with a 424 foot blast into the left field seats. The Reds offense had plenty of good chances early in the game, but could not find a way to get any more runners across the plate off Padres starting pitcher, Sean Manaea. The Reds lost their 7th straight game to fall to 2-9 overall.
Hunter Greene (Photo: Doug Gray)

Hunter Greene destroys records, but Reds drop 5th straight game

Hunter Greene threw 39 pitches above 100+ in his hometown of Los Angeles. Greene dominated the mighty Dodgers for five innings. Unfortunately for Greene and the Reds, an elite hitter in Trea Turner caught up to a fairly well located 98.9 MPH fastball and blasted it into the left field seats. Greene would leave later in the inning after 80 pitches, but finished the night throwing just shy of 50% of his pitches above the century mark.