It's true, the Reds lost a get-away game. Braves 6, Reds 2.

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 15: Jack Wilson #2 of the Atlanta Braves tags out Jay Bruce #32 of the Cincinnati Reds at third base in the second inning at Turner Field on May 15, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Chris Heisey is heating up, collecting 3 hits in his second straight game. With a night to forget for Johnny Cueto, that's about all that went right for the Reds. Honorable mentions to Alfredo Simon for two shaky but scoreless innings and Ryan Hanigan for his two hits.

Key Plays

  • Brian McCann got things going with a solo HR in the second. Still, it was just the one run, and it was early.
  • But the wheels came off for Johnny in the third. The Braves didn't exactly pound the ball but strung together four singles, a double, and a couple of walks to plate four runs. Braves lead 5-0.
  • That would be all the offense Atlanta needed, as Tim Hudson dominated the Reds through the first six innings. The Reds put up a couple of runs in the seventh with a Hanigan double and a Stubbs single. Unfortunately, they ended the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings with two runners on. We lose, 6-2.

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via www.fangraphs.com


Other Notes

  • This was Cueto's worst outing in some time. He allowed the most runs since Sept. 22, 2010. His ERA went from 1.12 to 1.89. He's going to need to look at the game thread to get some chuckles before bedtime. Or maybe some ideas for bedtime.
  • J.J. Hoover pitched a scoreless inning and Juan Francisco grounded out. We may have lost the game, but we won the trade (today).
  • Joey Votto extended his on-base streak to 26 games.
  • St. Louis won earlier, so their lead is back up to 2 1/2 games.
  • The Reds head up to New York to meet, greet, and beat the Mets. Mike Leake is on the bump tomorrow.
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