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Lance McAlister

Reds swept: A season fades into the shadows

 
Posted July 24th, 2014 @ 3:51am

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MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 23: Mike Leake #44 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 23, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Final: Brewers 5 Reds 1 Boxscore

Scoring
T5: Billy Hamilton Sac Fly, 1-0 Reds
B5: Carlos Gomez RBI triple past diving Jay Bruce, 1-1
B5: Ryan Braun RBI infield 1B, 2-1 Brewers
B6: Mark Reynolds, 2-run HR, 4-1 Brewers
B8: Reynolds, HR, 5-1 Brewers

Notes 
*Game 101: 51-50 
*Reds 5.5 games back
*6 game losing streak.
*9 straight road losses, scoring a total of 14 runs.
*Reds last road win: Sunday June 29 at SF.
*Have lost 8 of 10 overall.
*Todd Frazier 1st inning error.....8th in last 10 games for Reds, not counting Sunday's mishap and Heisey's 2 misplays.
*Frazier big 5-3 DP to end 3rd with 2 on and 1 out.
*Frazier barehand stab, throw, out at 1B.
*Amazingly, the Brewers hit All-Star break having lost 13 of 16...
*Billy Hamilton 40th SB/40th RBI.
*Hamilton has more SB than four ML teams (Miami, SF, Balt, Boston)
*Bruce 1B, BB.
*Bryan Pena couple nice scoops at 1B.
*0 for 5 with RISP
*Non quality start by Reds SP in 5 of last 6 games
*Lutz PH double
*Leake has hitter, since start 2013: 17 for 106 (.160)
*Reds 24th MLB in runs...averaging 3.8. Averaged 4.3 in 2013.
*6 HRs last 2 days vs Reds
*Reds last 6 games: 12 runs, 51 K and 8 BB, 35 for 191 (.183), 2 for 40 w/RISP.

Starting pitcher:
Mike Leake: 6 IN, 11 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
*Leake has just 3 QS in last 10 starts
*Hittable Leake: Last five starts
5.2 innings, 11 hits
7 innings, 9 hits
6 innings, 9 hits
7 innings, 8 hits
6 innings, 11 hits
Total: 31.2 IN, 48 H, 17 ER, 4.90 ERA

Bullpen
JJ Hoover, 7th: 1-2-3
Jumbo Diaz, 8th: HR

Starting lineup
CF Hamilton
3B Frazier
1B Pena
LF Ludwick
RF Bruce
C Mesoraco
2B Schumaker
SS Santiago

Bryan Price: I'm not a big believer in continuing with the same lineup and expecting different results. ---700 WLW, pregame

 

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 23: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a single in the top of the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 23, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

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