CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 5: Michael Morse #38 of the San Francisco Giants his a two-run home run in the second inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Final: Giants 6 Reds 1 Boxscore
*Such a beautiful day for such a miserable performance.
*Momentum halted..dropping 2 of 3 to Giants...27-31 overall, 13-14 at GABP?
*As a scout told me back in April, "they are just short, they don't have enough. You watch their guys for a day or two and you think they have something. Watch them longer and you realize the talent/consistency is not there.
*As a wise man told me in the pressbox, "this is why I wasn't excited by the Arizona series.
*Reds managed 3 hits....6 K....0 BB.
*Reds went 1 for 24 to end game, after Phillips single in first.
*Frazier 2 hits, Phillips 1 hit.
*Reds hitters 1 BB, 18 K last 2 games....14 BB/124 K last 13 games.
*Madison Bumgarner retired final 16 batters, before leaving after 8 and Reds batters were 1 for last 27.
*Reds have scored 203 runs in 58 games (3.5)...on pace for 567.
*2013 Reds scored 698 runs (4.3).
*2010 Reds scored 790 runs (4.88)
*Last time Reds scored fewer than 600 runs was 1982 (545).
*Reds went 0 for 15, 5 K after 4th inning last night.
*13th time Reds have scored 1 run or less.
*Season high 5 runs allowed by Mike Leake.
*Most runs allowed by Leake in 17 starts, dating back to Sept 1 last year. 6 vs Rockies.
*Leake allowed 2 HR, had allowed 0 in previous 6 starts.
*Leake line: 5 IN, 8 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 79 pitches/52 strikes.
*Todd Frazier smoked a 1st inning, opposite field, laser beam HR, 356 feet.
*Devin Mesoraco entered 8 for 51 last 14 games (.157), but 5 HR, 10 RBI.
*Bryan Price won challenge T3 on Frazier throw to 1B.
*Think of how easy it would be for crew chief to turn on mic and tell crowd, viewers and listeners, the result of the challenge, like NFL.
*Michael Morse bang-for-the-buck continues. .292, 13 HR, 41 RBI, .914 OPS, 1-year, $6M.
*Great seeing and talking to The Cowboy today. Looks great. Said he feels great.
*Great day for baseball. Ice cream bar from Jesse Jackson in Fox Sports Ohio booth elevates to even better day.
*Last car into my favorite garage on 4th and Main #luckyday
*Hey, at least they have Johnny Cueto going Friday.
*Last 15 games: 9 ER, 49.2 IN (1.65)
Pen today: 4 IN, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 8 K
Marshall: 3 K, BB in 6th....allowed 2 H, BB, R in 7th
*Hoover 1.2 IN, H, BB, 3 K....at least one K in 11 consecutive appearances.
*Chapman 1-2-3 9th, 2 K
*Reds pitchers registered 14 K.
B1: Todd Frazier HR #12, 1-0 Reds
T2: Michael Morse 2-run HR, crushed 428ft, 2-1 Giants
T4: Brandon Crawford 3-run HR, 387 feet, 5-1 Giants
T7: Hunter Pence RBI 1B, 6-1 Giants