Cincinnati Reds lost in extra innings tonight to Boston Red Sox when LF Grady Sizemore (3 for 6) hit a ball off the Green Monster, scoring DH David Ortiz. (2 for 4)
Reds RHP Homer Bailey went 6 innings giving up 5 hits, 3 earned runs with 5 walks and 5 strike outs. J.J. Hoover then came in and pitched 1.1 IP giving up only one hit and striking out one. Manny Parra came in for 1 IP and struck out two. Sam LeCure pitched 1.2 IP and walked two and gave up one hit. The Logan Ondrusek came in for 1 IP and gave up four hits with one run getting the loss in the 12th inning.
It was a great game and at some points in the game it looked liked the Red Sox were out playing the Reds but they just kept getting the plays needed to keep in it. This game could have gone either way, even with SS Zach Cozart (2 for 5) not running in the 9th inning off a bunt hit by RF Chris Heisey. (1 for 6)
July 30, 2013 at PetCo Park, Cincinnati Reds lost another game to San Diego Padres. It was a very close game but a loss is a loss, and right now the Reds don’t need any.
Just when I wrote that Derrick Robinson was a good solution at lead off for the Reds, he goes 0 for 5 with one strike out. Shin-Soo Choo (who played left field) went 0 for 3 batting in the second spot of the batting order and caused a lot of concern by fans when he was pitch hit for by Chris Heisey. Joey Votto got 3 walks with one run tonight and did not look comfortable running the bases for some strange reason. Brandon Phillips went 0 for 3 with one walk. Jay Bruce had a 2 for 4 night with one RBI and one run. 3B Todd Frazier went 0 for 4 with 2 strike outs and is still looking very uncomfortable at the plate. Zack Cozart went 2 for 3 with one walk. Devin Mesoraco went 1 for 4 with 1 RBI with 2 strike outs. Mat Latos pitched a pretty good game but also looked uncomfortable on the mound and a few times looked like he was trying to hard to over throw the ball again. He went 6 innings allowing 6 hits, 2 earned runs with 2 walks and 6 strike outs. Logan Ondrusek pitched 1 inning allowing one walk and getting 2 strike outs. Manny Parra came in and gave up one hit and one earned run and got the loss and Sam LeCure gave up two hits and one earned run, along with getting two strike outs.
San Diego Padres starter, Edinson Volquez went 6.1 innings giving up 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 5 walks and got 3 strike outs. And if the Reds would have not swung at a lot of bad pitches that walk total would have been a lot higher. Some of the at bats made Volquez look like Justin Verlander out there. The Reds so badly want to get out of this hitters slump that they are over thinking it and trying to hard right now. They need someone in the club house to have fun with it and boost them out of this. A Ryan Ludwick / Jonny Gomes type player.