Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
W: Greinke (15-6)
L: Maloney (0-3)
–The Reds were playing decent baseball and the Brewers were scuffling before Milwaukee came to town. Three games later, and…ugh.
–Cincinnati has to win eight of their last nine to finish with a winning record. They have to go 7-2 to finish at .500.
–The Reds have a total of four hits in the last two games. That’s just terrible.
–By and large, the pitching staff did well today…other than starter Matt Maloney, who gave up seven runs on nine hits in one and a third inning. The Brewers started the game with a double, a homer, a single, another homer, and a second double. Game over.
–That’s the first Milwaukee sweep in Cincinnati since 2003.
–Maloney pitched because Dontrelle Willis was scratched late with back spasms.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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