Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  By FS OHIO STAFF  |  Last updated 7/31/13
Mat Latos couldn't play stopper for Cincinnati, and then struggled to describe the funk the Reds are in. Nick Hundley hit a two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning and the San Diego Padres beat Cincinnati 4-2 Tuesday night, handing the Reds their fifth straight loss. Latos faced his former team for the second time since he was dealt from San Diego in a five-player trade on Dec. 17, 2011. "It's rough," Latos said of the losing streak. "That's for sure. We have such a good ballclub. I can't think of the one word that describes it. I can't think of a word, but it's miserable. I don't know, we're such a good ballclub. We shouldn't be losing ballgames." Latos and San Diego's Edinson Volquez were matched up for the second time since the five-player trade. Neither got a decision. Latos went six innings, allowing two runs and two six hits, striking out six and walking two. Volquez went 6 1-3, allowing two runs and four hits, walking five and striking out three. "I got behind a lot of guys," Latos said. "It's not what you want to try and do. I wasn't getting that first-pitch strike." The Reds matched their longest losing streak of the season. Said manager Dusty Baker: "We only have two choices -- go home or come back another day and fight. No two days are the same." Will Venable, who scored the go-ahead run on Hundley's' hit, went 3 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI. Venable singled to right with one out in the eighth against Manny Parra (1-2). Sam LeCure came on and allowed a single to rookie Jedd Gyorko before striking out pinch-hitter Chris Denorfia. Hundley then doubled down the left-field line. Parra hadn't allowed a run since June 7, a streak of 19 games. Dale Thayer (1-3) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 20th save in 21 chances. The Reds scored single runs in the second and sixth innings, and the Padres matched them each time. In the second, Devin Mesoraco's high chopper to third scored Jay Bruce, who was aboard on a leadoff single. San Diego tied it when Logan Forsythe's groundout brought in Yonder Alonso, who hit a leadoff single and advanced on Venable's double. The Reds took advantage of Volquez's wildness to go ahead 2-1 in the sixth. Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips drew consecutive walks and Votto scored on Bruce's single to right. San Diego came back and tied it when Jesus Guzman beat out an infield single and scored on Venable's one-out double to center. NOTES: Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo returned to the starting lineup after missing Monday's game with a sore left ankle. Choo started in LF instead of CF to cut down running and possibly re-injuring his ankle. "This is Yellowstone National Park out here," manager Dusty Baker said, referring to roomy confines of Petco Park. "You need some good fresh legs." ... OF Ryan Ludwick remains "a ways off" from returning, Baker said. Ludwick, 2 for 12 with one RBI in five rehab appearances in the minors, needs at least 50 at-bats before returning to Cincinnati, Baker said. ... Padres CF Cameron Maybin began a rehab assignment with Tucson on Tuesday night. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 12, retroactive to June 10, with a strained left knee. Earlier this year, he spent time on the DL with a right wrist impingement. Manager Bud Black said the rehab assignment will be significantly longer than a week to 10 days. ... The series concludes Wednesday afternoon when Cincinnati's Homer Bailey (5-10, 3.77 ERA) faces lefty Eric Stults (8-9, 3.65). ... Padres LF Carlos Quentin left the game after tweaking his right knee.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Rick Spielman on Bridgewater: ‘Take it a day at a time’

Report: Elliott not present for OTAs following car accident

Lance Armstrong, girlfriend Anna Hansen are engaged

Colin Kaepernick will visit Seahawks on Wednesday

Report: Manziel worked out with Odell Beckham, looked 'strong'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Packers safety cited for driving 110 mph on way to practice

Roethlisberger admits he wishes Bell would show up at OTAs

Report: Knicks did not fire coach as warning to Porzingis

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving ate the Celtics’ heart during the second half of Game 4

NFL to reportedly bring back fun touchdown celebrations

Mike Trout explains why he doesn’t look at advanced stats

Box Score 5/24: Craig Anderson saves the Senators

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

Box Score 5/23: Preds, Warriors move on to respective Finals

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

Getaway Day: League leaders falter allowing new teams to surge ahead

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

Getaway Day: League leaders falter allowing new teams to surge ahead

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker