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Trouble brewing: Reds drop season high 5th straight



MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 22: Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers runs the bases after hitting a solo walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park on July 22, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Final: Brewers 4 Reds 3 Boxscore

B1: Ryan Braun HR, 1-0 Brewers
B1: Aramis Ramirez HR, 2-0 Brewers
T4: Bruce RBI 2B, 2-1 Brewers
B6: Lucroy HR, 3-1 Brewers
T7: Santiago HBP with bases loaded, 3-2 Brewers
T7: Heisey Sac Fly, 3-3
B9: Jonathan Lucroy game-winning homer, 4-3 Brewers

The Brewers clubbed four solo homers, including a walk-off HR by Jonathan Lucroy, his second of the game, sending the Reds to their season high fifth straight loss. The Reds had rallied from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game with two runs in the 7th. But after pulling within 1.5 games of Milwaukee at the All-Star break, suddenly the Reds are staring at a 4.5 game deficit and reeling. 
Ever remember the feel/fortunes of a season changing this quickly?

*Longest losing streak of the season: 5
*7th walk-off loss of season
*Reds, Rockies only teams not to win a game since All-Star break.
*8 straight road losses, scoring a total of 13 runs.
*Have lost 7 of 9 overall.
*16-21 in 1-run games.
*Reds last 5 games: 11 runs, 48 K and 6 BB, 30 for 161 (.186), 2 for 34 w/RISP.
*Billy Hamilton's single in the 4th broke up Jimmy Nelson's perfect game.
*Hamilton SB 39.
*2 hits Brayan Pena.
*Bruce snapped 0 for 16 with RBI 2B.
*Bruce 9 for 62 (.145), 18 K since July 1st.
*Zack Cozart exited the game in the 7th after being hit by a pitch on the wrist.
*Cozart poor base running to get double off 2B on Hamilton liner in 7th.
*Ever envision a DP combo of Ramon Santiago and Kristopher Negron? Get ready for it Wednesday afternoon.
*3 Reds batters hit: Frazier, Santiago, Cozart. 1 Brewers hit: Segura.
*Reds have allowed 9 SB since start 2nd half.
*Hey, no errors. 
*From Jeff: Since the All-Star break
Full time starters(Hamilton/Frazier/Bruce/Meso/Cozart): 11-82  .134, 29 K's.
Rest of Team(not including Pitchers): 19-77  .247. with 18 K's.

Starting pitcher:
Homer Bailey: 6 IN, 4 H, 3 R, 3 HR, 2 BB, 3 K
*Bailey retired 11 in a row after B-B HR's
*Escaped bases loaded jam in 5th

Jumbo Diaz, 7th: 1-2-3....with 2 K, 14 pitches/12 strikes
*Has allowed 1 run in 9.1 innings since allowing 3-run homer in debut.
*Jonathan Broxton, 8th: H, 2 K, ERA at 1.04
*Sam LeCure took the loss. He had not allowed a run in his previous 7 appearances.

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 22: Jay Bruce #32 of the Cincinnati Reds hits an RBI double in the top of the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 22, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

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