Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: W. Peralta (6-9)
L: T. Cingrani (3-1)
–Tony Cingrani was good again: seven innings, two runs allowed on three hits. Cingrani struck out ten, but made one mistake, allowing a two-run homer to Milwaukee’s Logan Schafer in the fifth inning. The kid deserved better than this, but…
–Three stupid hits for the mighty Redlegs offense. Just terrible.
–Chris Heisey was removed from the game after being hit by a pitch. The players on this team are dropping like flies.
–Derrick Robinson replaced Heisey in the lineup, and later scored Cincinnati’s only run of the night. No, wait, the umpire called Robinson out as he tried to score on what would have been an inside-the-park homer. Replays clearly showed that Robinson was safe.
There’s your human element, for those of you who think that’s a good thing.
–The Reds just made Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta look like a Hall-of-Famer.
–Sometimes, it really seems like this year’s team is just snake-bitten.
—As Lance noted, the Reds have lost four of their last five, to two teams who are a combined 25 games under .500. This team is struggling, and there’s no way to deny it. I don’t have any answers.
–Sigh…. I can’t really argue with those of you who contend that this is the low point of the season. I guess that means things can only get better, right? Right?
*This Offense Stinks
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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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