Yesterday’s loss was, for me, shrouded in the mystery of being a non-televised, not-available-online, only-AM-radio-I-own-is-in-my-car game. I tried to follow it on the Gameday and through the Sportacular alerts on my phone, but it was like distant wails of mourning–”aaaaaawwww Joey Votto’s return to the line-up is wasted wwwwaaaaaa.”
To be somewhat less melodramatic about it, Mike Leake pretty much screwed the pooch yesterday and gave up 6 runs (earned) in 2.1 innings. The offense only put together 2 runs against Roy Halladay, which isn’t too bad for the Reds against that particular pitcher, but sure as heck wasn’t enough. Reds lose the game and the series. The final score: Phillies 6, Reds 2.
It was kind of a bummer way to go into the off-day today, but at least the free time won’t break their stride. This is the first of four off-days for the Reds this month.
They’ll be back in action on Friday when they host the Astros. It will be a Free Agent Friday, so all...