Originally written July 30, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
All good things eventually come to an end, right? That was precisely the case for the red-hot Reds (61-41) on Monday as they saw their 10-game winning streak come to an end in a 11-5 defeat to San Diego (44-60). It was a homecoming of sorts for Edinson Volquez, Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso -- who were all traded away by Cincy in exchange for Mat Latos during the offseason. Both Volquez and Alonso played huge roles in sticking it to their former team as the prior picked up the win (7-7) while the latter notched four hits. All in all, it was a pretty ugly showing by baseball's hottest team. Let's examine the good, the bad and the notables, shall we? The Good: + The bottom of the first. The Reds jumped out in front, 3-0, just like that. Unfortunately, that lead would be short-lived indeed. + Drew Stubbs continues to complicate the search/need to acquire a leadoff hitter. He was 2-5 with a pair of runs scored including a homer (13). He managed to swipe his 22nd...
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