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ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 27: Allen Craig #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits an RBI double to score Carlos Beltran #3 also of the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium on August 27, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals beat the Reds 6-1. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Final: Cards 6 Reds 1
*Reality check: Reds are 41-40 since starting season 33-19.
*I can't begin to explain what has happened to this team.
*Last night was a combination clown show and cirus act.
*Reds have lost 10 of 14 to Cards this year...outscored 93-49.
*Reds scored 9 runs in 9th to beat Cards 13-4 on April 8th, have been out scored 89-36 since.
*Reds trail Cards by 4.5, 3 back of Pirates for 1st WC, 5 up on Arizona for 2nd WC
*If Reds lose tonight, they'd be 5.5 out with 28 remaining...tough math.
*Dusty on FS Ohio:
"I'm really getting kind of tired of answering these questions every day for everything that happens to everybody."
*"We know better, we have to worry about team more than self."
*It's not a good way to play. It's a hard way to win."
*"We've got a few things to still learn about playing winning baseball."
*"It's little things in baseball that cost you games."
*Reds have now lost 7 consecutive series to Cards
*Reds are 3-25-2 in last 30 series in St. Louis since start of 2003
*Cardinals are an offensive clinic. They put ball in play up and down order, put pressure on pitcher and defense, start runners, aggressive taking extra base/tagging up, play with sense of urgency.
*Cards scored 56 runs in last 6 games vs Reds, 67 in last 8 games.
*Cards add run 6th: Beltran singles, tags on fly out CF, scores on 2B by Craig, 3-1
*Carpenter led off first with single, Beltran singled, Choo slipped getting to the ball, allowing Carpenter to move to third. Carpenter scored as Holliday singled, Beltran went to 3rd as Bruce bobbled the ball. Beltran then scored on comebacker, taking off when Latos looked at him, then opted to go for DP.
*Votto called off Latos on bunt, threw late to 1st. Should have been Mez's ball.
*Phillips brain cramped on grounder to him with infield in late in game.
*Cards executed double steal in 7th then SF by Carpenter made it 4-1.
*Latos last 6 starts: 42.1 IN, 9 runs...Reds scored 9 when in game.
*Cards 3-4 hitters have 9 RBI in series.
*Votto and Phillips have 0 RBI in series.
*Votto and Phillips combined: 6 RBI in last 9 games.
*Votto/Phillips/Ludwick: 1 for 22 in the series. (Thanks Jeff)
*Votto hitless in 6 of last 12 games.
*Reds left 2 on in 1st and 2nd inning .....left 8 on base in 1st five innings.
*Reds leadoff batter had hits in 4 of first 5 innings.
*4th inning Bruce leadoff 2B, Ludwick grounds to SS and can't advance Bruce, Mesoraco looked at 3 straight strikes, up 3 & 0.
*4th inning ended when Latos singled, Bruce was held up at 3rd, Cozart, not looking at Mark Berry, went to 3rd as well...2 runners on 3rd..out. Would have been bases loaded, 2 outs, top order coming up. Jon Jay was shallow in CF, Berry was not risking ending inning on tag at plate with Choo coming up. No way.
*"Not only is that bad baserunning, it's embarrassing,"-Chris Welsh, FS Ohio
*Choo homered in 5th cut to 2-1...17th season, 100th career.
*Ludwick flied out 2 on, 2 out in 5th.
*Series: Reds have struck out 115 times in 421 AB. Cards have struck out 84 times in 462 AB....entering Tuesday.
* Next...Well, on the bright side, the Reds get Adam Wainright tonight
*Bailey: 3-9 5.61 ERA in 15 career starts vs Cards, 0-5 6.90 ERA in 7 starts at Busch.
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 27: Matt Holliday #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds driving in Matt Carpenter #13 also of the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on August 27, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)