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Reds: Pretty simple, you can't win if you can't score



CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 2: Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers catches the ball as Chris Heisey #28 of the Cincinnati Reds strikes out to end the eighth inning at Great American Ball Park on May 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Milwaukee defeated Cincinnati 2-0. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Final: Brewers 2 Reds 0 Boxscore 
*Reds now 13-16, 7.5 back of Brewers.
*Clash of aces tonight: Cueto vs Gallardo.
*It was the Wily Peralta Show: He pitched 8 innings of shutout baseball, allowing just 2 hits and he drove in both runs.
*Frankie Rodriguez recorded his 14th save, more saves than Reds wins.
*Not unexpected when the lineup included was without Hamilton, Ludwick and Phillips.
*Bernadina was in CF, Santiago played 2B, and Heisey played LF.
*Reds shutout for 4th time in 29 games.
*Reds lost for 6th time when scoring 2 runs or less this year, happened 10 times last year.
*Reds lost for 5th time when holding opponent to 2 runs or less.
*Mike Leake deserved better: 8 innings, 7 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 runs. Video
*Leake was hitting 93-94 mph?
*Votto HR/2B became a crew chief review after it hit on top of wall bounced back in play. Result: Double.
*Still don't get why umpire can't turn on mic and explain to crowd/viewers why call stands/gets overturned.
*4 K for Bruce, who swung at every down/in breaking ball the Brewers threw him. He becomes 4th Reds position player to K 4 times in a game this season. (Per listener Doug)
Missed chances:
Reds 0 for 8 w/RISP
*B4: Votto 2B, Frazier GO, Bruce K, Pena FO
*B5: 2-out BB Santiago, Leake reaches error....2nd/3rd, Heisey ground out.
*B6: Frazier 1-out 2B, Bruce K, Pena groundout
T5: Pitcher Wily Peralta 2-out 2-run 2B, 2-0 Brewers



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