|Milwaukee Brewers (21-9)
|Cincinnati Reds (13-16)
|W: W. Peralta (4-1) L: M. Leake (2-3) S: F. Rodriguez (14)|
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Mike Leake was outstanding again. Logan Ondrusek had a 1-2-3 top of the ninth.
This lineup tonight.
Jay Bruce. What do they call it? The Golden Sombrero?
Not so random thoughts …
When Leake’s been hurt, it’s been the HR that his been his downfall. Tonight, he made a mistake pitch—to the the pitcher no less—and it cost the Reds in a close game where runs were at a premium.
When you are 9th in the NL in RUNS, 9th in HRs, 9th with RISP, are missing 4 starters–and face the team with the best record in the major leagues that is starting a pitcher with a 2.04 ERA–that’s a perfect recipe for defeat.
That’s exactly what happened.
Hard to believe Frankie Rodriguez already has 14 saves.
The good news? Cueto tomorrow.