Hanigan recorded the Reds' only hit off Bumgarner.
The West Coast never seems to be nice when the Redlegs visit, and Thursday evening turned into a very unfriendly welcome. The Reds (41-34) and Giants (44-33) met up as Cincinnati began an 11-game road trip on the left coast. San Francisco won 5-0. Johnny Cueto (L 9-4, 2.26) struggled with command a bit, but still ended up with a quality start. The problem is that he was overshadowed by Madison Bumgarner (W 10-4, 2.85) who threw a complete-game shutout as it was all the Reds could do to even manage one hit.
Here’s the good, the bad, and the notables:
-While he took the loss Cueto did pitch six good innings, allowing three total runs, two of them earned with three strikeouts, though he did walk four. Any other day (like one where the Reds’ offense showed up) this would have been good enough.
-Ryan Hanigan’s single in the sixth inning foiled the no-hit bid by Bumgarner, but it turned out...