Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
W: M. Estrada (6-4)
L: G. Reynolds (0-2)
S: J. Henderson (21)
–You can’t ask Greg Reynolds for anything more than he provided this afternoon. Reynolds, starting in place of Tony Cingrani (who was placed on the 15-day DL today), gave up two runs on five hits over six innings. Much better than Reynolds’ last emergency start.
Let’s hope he has one more of these in him.
–Joey Votto hit a homer and a walk.
–Logan Ondrusek pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two.
–No offense until the ninth inning. Not sure what else to say here. Greg Reynolds and the bullpen put the Reds in a position to win the game, but the bats didn’t show up again.
–Wow, that’s a tough series to lose. You have to win every series against the also-rans at Great American Ballpark.
All will be forgotten, however, if the Reds can put together a big performance against St. Louis this week.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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