These One Run Losses Are Starting to Suck. Ex-Reds defeat Reds, 2-1.

Edinson Volq-who? We got the better pitcher AND the better pitch-face.

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star(s) of the Game

Not the bullpen. Yikes, that was terrible.

Mat Latos was kick-ass, yet again; that is indisputable. Chris Heisey was solid as well, contributing both defensively and with a triple and double. Also, Drew Stubbs didn't strikeout, and that's nice.

Key Plays

  • In the Top of the 2nd, Jay Bruce walked, and future current future CF Chris Heisey tripled him in. Reds lead, 1-0.
  • Mat Latos was utterly dominant vs. his former team. Sitting at 109 pitches, Latos was not asked to come back for the 8th inning despite the fact that he'd eclipsed that mark previously. Sean Marshall was brought in, and promptly gave up the game-tying HR to Dimple McSlurvy. Never heard of McSlurvey? Me either. Game tied, 1-1.
  • The Reds had a chance to regain command in the 9th, but after Brandon Phillips singled, he was picked off of first base. Brandon Phillips can't steal a base anymore anyway, and the pitcher, Huston Street, is a right-hander. How that happens I will never understand. Sigh (again). Logan Ondrusek, tasked with keeping an inept San Diego offense in check for one more inning, was unable to do so, yielding a double to former Reds best catching prospect Yasmani Grandal, an intentional walk to former Red Yonder Alonso, and a bunt single before giving way to Sam LeCure who, on the first pitch he threw, allowed a game-losing single to Everth Cabrera. Reds lose, 2-1.

via www.fangraphs.com

Other Notes

  • The Reds just lost another game they had in the bag. This is becoming a difficult trend to endure.
  • Not even I can pin this one on Jose Arredondo. I tried, however.
  • Had UncleWeez been at this one and live-blogging, the Reds would have won. The Reds simply will not lose with his bubblyness in the crowd. That's a fact.
  • Tonight's loss was bad. This track is not. Enjoy.
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