Back-to-back losses vs. Yankees
The Reds haven’t looked too sharp coming out of the All-Star break and have dropped two in a row to the Yankees. On Saturday, it was a 7-1 loss. Plenty of details to come in the game story on MLB.com/Reds.com.
Here is one unsavory tidbit: The lineup has 14 hits, 23 strikeouts and one walk in the two games.
“That’s not where we want to be. We knew it would be tough. At the same time, if our pitchers keep us in the ballgame like they have, we have a better shot,” Reds third baseman Todd Frazier said.
“We really did struggle to put the ball in play and really just to create anything offensively,” Reds manager Bryan Price said of Saturday’s game vs. Brandon McCarthy. “We fell behind early in that 4-1 deficit and tacked on the three. We just weren’t able to really get ourselves back in the game at any point.”
*The Reds have lost five-straight road games and are 3-7 in Interleague Play.
*The Reds dropped their second series in the last 12. The last series loss was the three-game sweep at San Diego June 30-July 2.
*Reds batters have at least one home run in six-straight games (9 total).