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.
The Cincinnati Reds (3-19) will travel to Wisconsin to start a three game series with the first place Milwaukee Brewers (15-8) tonight at 7:40 PM. The Reds have the worst record in baseball, they are off to their worst start in franchise history and have lost 17 of 18 games. The Brewers have won 5 of 6, and since starting the season 4-5, they have gone 11-3.
Vladimir Gutierrez gave up two runs in the first inning, but the Reds pitching held up their end after that. The Reds bullpen has only allowed 4 runs through 13.1 innings this season as they held the Braves scoreless for 4.2 innings tonight. The Reds fought back in the 9th, just like they did 24 hours ago, but once again were one run short. Pham walked with 2 outs and Votto drove him in, but Aquino popped out to end the game.
The Cincinnati Reds (69-58) will look to rebound from a painful blown lead last night to the Milwaukee Brewers (77-49) tonight at 8:10 PM. The Reds enter play on Wednesday 8.5 games back in the NL Central. The Reds continue to hold the NL second wild card spot with a 1.0 game lead thanks the Padres losing again last night. The Padres have lost 10 of 12.
Luis Castillo's resurgence continued, but the Cincinnati Reds lost in extra-innings to the first place Milwaukee Brewers Saturday night.
The Cincinnati Reds (40-44) will go for a series win against the first place Milwaukee Brewers (46-41) this afternoon at 2:10 PM. The Reds have crept with 4.5 games of first place in the NL Central, and they are just 3.5 back from the second wild-card spot. The Reds are now 11-6 in their last 17 games against the Cubs and Brewers.