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Reds: Same old, same old


Final: Red Sox 5 Reds 4  Boxscore 

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 13: Kris Negron #17 of the Cincinnati Reds singles in the first inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Great American Ball Park on August 13, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

T1: Daniel Nova RBI 1B, 1-0 Red Sox
T1: Mike Napoli  FC, Nova beats Frazier throw home, 2-0 Red Sox
B3: Devin Mesoraco SF RBI, 2-1 Red Sox
B4: Schumaker HR, 2-2
B4: Leake HR, 3-2 Reds 
T5: Cespedes 2-out RBI 1B, 3-3
T5: Mike Napoli 2-out, 2-run HR, 5-3 Red Sox
B5: Frazier SF, RBI, 5-4 Red Sox

I've run out of things to say about this team.
9th inning
Schumaker single
Cozart single
Santiago fouled off 3 bunts for K
Hamilton FIRST pitch hitting, flied out to CF
Negron grounded sharply back to the pitcher

*Reds drop to 60-60, 6 games back Brewers with 42 remaining.
*Have lost 4 of last 5 vs losing teams at home.
*ML high 28th 1-run loss (17-28).
*Have dropped four straight 1-run games.
*7 of last 8 losses have been by 1-run.
*1-10 since All-Star break in 1-run games.
*9-16 since All-Star break, 10 of those losses have been by 1-run. 
*That's a season sweep of series for Boston vs Reds.....all by one run....4-3, 4-3, 3-2, 5-4.
*Hamilton missed 1B and C with his throw home in 1st inning.
*Frazier only player in MLB with at least 20 HR, 60 RBI and 17 SB.
*Negron snapped 0 for 12 with opposite field single + 1st ML triple and BB.
*Skip's 2nd HR....first since May 7....also vs Boston....62 games/208 PA.
*Leake's 2nd HR...first April 15 vs Pirates....4th career HR.
*3 hit day for Schumaker, 2nd of year.
*Hamilton 0 for 5.....overall: .264/.296
*Hamilton since All-Star break: 18 for 96, 25 K, 3 BB, .187/.218 
*Hamilton since July 1: .230/.269.....37 games.

Starting pitching:
Mike Leake: 5 IN, 8 H,  5 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 83 pitches/51 strikes.
Leake walked leadoff batter...walked season high 4 batters in each of previous 2 starts.
Allowed 2nd inning hit to Jackie Bradley (snapped 0 for 35).
4 pitch 3rd inning.

Bullpen: 4 IN, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 8 K
*JJ Hoover, 6th:  1-2-3 inning, 2 K
Last 3 appearances: 3 IN, 7 K, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 H.
Previous 8 appearances: 12.2 IN, 11 ER. Previous 11 appearances: 17.2 IN, 28 K.
*Manny Parra, 7th: 1-2-3 inning, K.
6th inning of work for Parra in last 37 games. 
Parra has pitched 6 IN, faced 23 batters and thrown 98 pitches since July 1...38 games. (Back issues)
*Sam LeCure, 8th: 1 IN, 2 K.
*Aroldis Chapman, 9th: Hit Jackie Bradley with 100mph fastball, 2 K, extends ML record to K in 49th consecutive appearance. (previous record: Bruce Sutter, 39)

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