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Lance McAlister

Reds: Not in the Cards



ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 18: Jhonny Peralta #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with Yadier Molina #4 and other teammates after hitting the game-winning RBI single at Busch Stadium on August 18, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals beat the Reds in 10 innings. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Final: Cardinals 6 Reds 5, 10 innings Boxscore
The Reds rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to take a 4-3 lead, only to see the bullpen surrender the lead and then the game in extra-innings. As a result, the Reds drop a season high 9 games back of Milwaukee, their largest deficit since the end of the 2011 season. In a Dick LeBeau like moment, Bryan Price said his team played hard.

B1: Matt Adams RBI 2B, 1-0 Cards
B1: Jhonny Peralta RBI 1B, 2-0 Cards
B3: Matt Holliday RBI 1B, 3-0 Cards
T5: Zack Cozart RBI 2B scores Brayan Pena, 3-1 Cards
T5: Jay Bruce 3-run HR, #14,  4-3 Reds
B7: Daniel Descalso RBI 2B, 4-4
B8: AJ Pierzynski's 2-out RBI single score Peralta, 5-4 Cards
T9: Bruce RBI 2B, 5-5
B10: Jhonny Peralta game-winning single over Ludwick in LF.

*Reds 61-64....3 straight losses and have dropped 5 of 7.
*Reds 18-30 in 1-run games/27-22 in 2013.
*Reds 30 1-run losses are 5 more than the next closest team (Mets, 25).
*Reds 3-8 extra innings/13-9 in 2013.
*Reds 9 games out 1st place, most since September 28, 2011, end regular season (17 back)
*Reds 10-20 since All-Star break....falling from 1.5 games back to 9 games back.
*Reds 3-7 vs Cards this year.
*One year ago the Reds stood 71-54 through 125 games.
*Jay Bruce plays in game 890 in RF, franchise record.
*Matt Holliday snapped 0 for 18 with RBI 1B.
*2 hits Frazier, Bruce.
*Frazier/Bruce: 4 for 9, HR, 4 of team: 4 for 28. 
*9th: Billy Hamilton BB, SB, went 3rd throwing error....Bruce ripped 2B down 1B line to tied game.
*Mike Leake HBP 2nd time career (2010).
*Leake 66th career hits, most by any pitcher since his debut, and 10 career doubles.
*Hamilton has 46 SB, 8 shy of the club record for a rookie (Bob Bescher, 54, 1909).
*1st time Bruce has had at least 4 RBI in game since August 28, 2013.....had 5 vs Cards.
*Bryan Price says Chapman, LeCure and Contreras were unavailable last night.
Points of frustration: 
*8th innings, 2 outs, bases loaded, Cozart popped up foul to 1B.
*9th inning: Heisey led off, was swinging up 1 and 0, vs Rosenthal, a closer with issues...
10th inning:
*5 pitch inning vs Cards reliever Nick Greenwood.
*Ludwick 1st pitch swing vs guy with 5.47 ERA.
*Phillips swinging up 1 and 0.
*Pena grounds out 1st pitch swinging.

Starting pitcher:
Mike Leake: 7 IN, 8 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 94 pitches/61 strikes

Last 3 games: 8 IN, 16 ER, 0-3.
-Jumbo Diaz, 8th: 1 IN, 2 H,  1 R
-Manny Parra, 9th: Jay HBP , 1.1 IN.
Parra pitched more than 1.0 inning for third time this season.
Parra does not have a win or loss in 43 apps, the most by any pitcher in the NL without a decision.
-Logan Ondrusek, 9th:  Did not retire a hitter, allowing 3 straight hits.
1st appearance since July 12. Been on DL with strained right shoulder.

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