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Reds: It's who they are



NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Cincinnati Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty and Todd Frazier #21 of the Reds present Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees with a gift prior to the game on July 19, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Final: Yankees 7 Reds 1  Boxscore 
*Series lost.......9-2-1 in last 12 series.
*Brewers lost, Reds stay 2.5 back...Pirates and Cards won
*Brewers/Cards tied 1st, Reds/Pirates 2.5 back
*Reds hitters: 23 K, 1 BB in first two games of series
*Start, stop, go, stay, momentum, skid....8 of 11 to hit break, 0 and 2 coming out. Par for the course. 
*Is it a surprise the offense is struggling without Votto and Phillips?
*Didn't we say this team, as currently constructed, isn't good enough and needs help?*Back-to-back games going 0 for 7 w/RISP
*Chris Heisey HR
*Heisey last 8 games: 10 for 23 (.438), 2 2b, HR, 2 RBI
*Alfredo Simon had 6-game win streak snapped. Reds 15-4 in his 19 starts....Reds had won 8 straight starts by Simon.
*Simon: 5 IN, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER
*Jay Bruce 3 K, 8 for 53 (.151) in June....error in RF
*Devin Mesoraco, 3 K, PB
*Billy Hamilton doubled
*Billy extra-base hits:
2013 at Louisville: 28 in 504 AB, (18 doubles, 4 triples, 6 HR)
2014 MLB: 31 IN 341 AB (20 doubles, 6 triples, 5 HR)
*Todd Frazier 15th SB
*Donald Lutz 2B
*Lutz got start at DH. Will he get to start again Sunday?
*Lutz has appeared in 45 ML games in his career/12 starts/80 plate appearances.
*Lutz has back to back starts just twice in career, once in '13 and once this year.
*Yankees LF Brett Gardner, 1 for 2, 3 RBI, 2 SF, .279/.354, 16 SB
*How would Hamilton/Gardner look hitting 1, 2 for Reds?
JJ Hoover: 1 IN, 4 H, 3 R
Carlos Contreras, 1 IN, 0 R
Jumbo Diaz, 1 IN, 0 R
Will Hoover go down Sunday when Skip Schumaker is activated? The Reds are carrying 13 pitchers. They can't sent Diaz or Contreras down.

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