The Reds blew another chance at home to win the NLDS by falling, 8-3, to the pesky Giants Wednesday evening. The loss by Cincinnati forces a winner-take-all situation in Game Five, which will take place at Great American Ball Park on Thursday afternoon. The winner of tomorrow's game will earn a spot in the NLCS.
Here's a look at the good, bad, and notables from Game Four:
+ Technically, the Reds are still alive and well and in as good as a position as SF to win the series.
+ Joey Votto and Zack Cozart each tallied a pair of hits.
+ Ryan Ludwick crushed his second homer of the series, a solo shot in the third.
+ Sam LeCure, J.J. Hoover, and Alfredo Simon combined to toss 4.1 innings of shutout ball in relief.
+ Johnny Cueto (oblique) is no longer available to pitch in the remainder of this series, nor the next one (assuming Cincinnati advances). The club was forced to replace him on the roster with Leake.
+ The offense mustered only three runs...