No more undefeated for Reds
So that whole 162-0 thing is out of the question now I guess?
The Reds weren’t going to do that, obviously. But they felt like they had chances to go 6-0 during a3-2 loss to the Astros. The record is 5-1 instead.
The glaring issue this time was key hits — there weren’t many. The Reds were 0-for-5 RISP with 11 LOB.
*When Nick Masset gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth, it snapped a 12-inning scoreless streak for the Reds bullpen.
*Scott Rolen did come up big as a pinch-hitter in the seventh with a solo home run off Brett Myers that tied the game at 2-2. Rolen was 3-for-7 last season as a pinch-hitter…with two homers. It was also Rolen’s fourth career pinch-hit homer.
*Drew Stubbs went 0-for-5, snapping his hitting streak at 13 — dating back to last season.
*Joey Votto singled in the seventh and has a 6-game hitting streak. He’s batting .391 (9-for-23).
*Brandon Phillips hads four-straight multi-hit games. He’s batting .440 (11-for-25).
*The Reds still have only one error for the season (on Opening Day). The only other team with one error in six games is the Braves.
*I did a notebook today on Paul Janish’s hot start. There will also be items on the team defense and when it’s posted, something on LeCure’s day.
“They put some good swings on some balls and you can’t do anything about it. I pretty much threw a lot of the pitches where I wanted to today. They found holes and found gaps. That’s kind of the way it goes. I’m not going to get down on myself. I’ve got a lot more appearances to go. We’re still out there fighting, giving it our all.” — Nick Masset
“I was fairly pleased. There were a couple of times I got a little bit complacent out there and I think that cost us. the first pitch to Lee that he hit into the gap was a get-me over fastball. I didn’t have a whole lot behind it. he took advantage and did what good hitters do. A couple of walks was me being kind of lazy.” — Sam LeCure on his outing
“We had a lot of chances today. We’ve been picking them up the last couple of days. We just didn’t get that two-out hit today that we needed. They ended up getting it.” — Dusty Baker
Until Friday from Phoenix…
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