The unthinkable happened Friday night at Great American Ball Park as the Reds (83-56) fell to the lowly Astros by a score of 5-3. The Astros (43-95) actually managed to win a game (on the road at that) and Aroldis Chapman (5-5) failed to convert a save attempt for the first time in his last 28 tries.
Houston rookie Matt Dominguez sent the home crowd away unhappy after he delivered a 3-run homer off Chapman in the top of the ninth. The Reds have now lost three of four on the homestand.
Here's a glimpse at the good, bad and notables from the series opener:
+ Cincy led for most of the way and out-hit the visitors, 10-9.
+ Chris Heisey got the start in center field and proceeded to go 3-5 with a triple (5) and two runs scored. He's hitting .294/.330/.441 on the campaign.
+ Brandon Phillips notched a couple of hits and scored a run out of the leadoff spot.
+ Joey Votto was hitless in four plate appearances, but did manage to draw three base on balls.
+ Ryan Lud...