Final: Rockies 7 Reds 3 Boxscore

No Homer Bailey and this Alfredo Simon, with 41 games to go? Cover your eyes.

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 14: Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon #31 of the Cincinnati Reds collects the ball after giving up a three run home run to Charlie Culberson #23 of the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning at Coors Field on August 14, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Reds 7-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

T2: Ryan Ludwick RBI double scores Devin Mesoraco, 1-0 Reds
T2: Zack Cozart RBI single scores Ludwick, 2-0 Reds
B2: Willin Rosario RBI double, 2-1 Reds
B2: Corey Dickerson SF, 2-2
B4: Charlie Blackmon RBI ground out, 3-2 Rockies
B4: Drew Stubbs RBI single, 4-2 Rockies
B5: Charlie Culberson 3-run HR, 7-2 Rockies
T6: Ludwick 7th HR, 7-3 Rockies

*Reds have dropped 3 in a row and 5 of 6....all vs teams with losing record.
*Rockies without Tulo, Cargo and Cuddyer, had lost 14 of 17, entered 47-64.
*Reds 9-17 since All-Star break.
*Reds 60-61 and 6 back of Brewers, 4 out WC with 41 games remaining.
*Reds 27-31 without Votto, 11-19 without Votto/Phillips.
*Hey, at least it wasn't a one run loss.
*3 hits Ludwick....2B/HR, snapping 0 for 13.
*2 hits Cozart.
*From Jeff
Reds OBP from the leadoff position:
2013:  .415 (1st in MLB).
2014:  .287 (Last in MLB). 
Career batting average on bunts:
Norris Hopper  .618.
Drew Stubbs   .415.
Billy Hamilton  .359

Starting pitching:
Simon 5 IN, 10 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, WP, E.
Now 0-5 5.46 ERA in six starts in second half.
Has pitched past 5 innings 1 of last 6 starts.
Career-high 7 runs allowed. Season tying 5 ER allowed.
Throwing error led to 2 unearned runs, instead of DP.
Simon allowed 10 hits, 1 shy of his career high (8/12/11 for Bal vs Det) and 2 shy of the most allowed by a Reds pitcher this year.

Last 2 games: 7 IN, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 13 K
JJ Hoover, 6th: 1-2-3, K
Hoover's last 4 appearances: 4 IN, 8 K, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 H
Carlos Contreras, 7th/8th: BB, 4 K