Found September 10, 2012 on Red Hot Mama:
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Last Game It always seems to go this way: the worst team beats the best team when the two get together. Does the bad team get an extra jolt of adrenaline that pushes them over the top? Or does the good team fail to find the competitiveness? Or is everything bound to happen eventually as the number of games approaches infinity? The answer is unclear. What is clear is that the Reds lost an ugly one to the Astros yesterday afternoon, 5-1. It gave the Astros the W in the series. Johnny Cueto lasted only 4.0 innings, which makes for his second short start in a row. Zack Cozart has been out of the line-up with a strained oblique, Todd Frazier needs a couple days off, and Jay Bruce is the only one who managed to get on base more than once. It may ultimately be a good thing for the Reds to lose a little in the standings. It’s easy to lose your edge right when it matters most when you’re coasting on a 8.5 game lead. Next Game Even though I know these losses recently aren’t likely to change...
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