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Lance McAlister

Reds: Well, that was tough to watch




CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 30: Tony Cingrani #52 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the third inning of the game against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on April 30, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Final: Cubs 9 Reds 4 boxscore
*21,847 attendance
*4th loss in last 5
*Look at the bright side, at least it wasn't 10th 1-run loss of the year.
*April record: 12-15, 5-6 at GABP, 7.5 back Milwaukee.
*2 errors, 6 BB, 13 hits and 9 R allowed, + failure at little things.
*If you close your eyes, you can imagine the steam coming from Bob Castellini's ears.
Missed chances:
*B7: Cozart leadoff 1B, (should he have advanced on ball dirt?), Barnhart couldn't get bunt down, fly out CF, Hamilton pop-up 2B, Votto K.
*B8: Reds 3-4-5 hitters,BP, Bruce, Frazier, pop out, K, K.
Poor SP: 
*Cingrani: 4 IN, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 3 R, 79 pitches/46 strikes.
*Cingrani has allowed 7 runs in 1st inning of his 6 starts.
*Cingrani has allowed 12 runs in 32.1 innings this year, 7 of 12 runs have been allowed in 1st innings.
*Cingrani averaging 17.3 pitches/inning, 15th most MLB. Ubaldo Jimenez leads 18.8. Homer 3rd at 18.5, Simon 14.4, Cueto 13.9, Leake 13.7.
*Cingrani 76 career starts: 24 ML, 44 minor league, 8 college. Complete games: 1 at AA Pensacola 2012 
Bullpen woes:
*4 relievers, 5 IN, 7 H, 6 R, 4 BB.
*Bullpen had to give 5 innings before big series vs Milwaukee....but still have LeCure, Broxton fresh.
*Hoover silenced Cubs and Twitter....7th/8th, 1 H, 4 K.
*Marshall 8 batters faced, 4 runs.
*Better get some innings from Homer tonight. 
*From Jeff:
Reds bullpen is now 1-6 with a 4.82 ERA, 2nd worst ERA in NL. 
2013-2014 Stats:
Sean Marshall:  13.1 Innings,  2.70 ERA,  $10.0 million in salary.
Travis Wood:   230.2 Innings,  3.16 ERA,  $4.4 million in salary.

T1: Anthony Rizzo 2-run HR, LH vs LHP, 2-0 Cubs.
B1: 2-out 2-run 2B Frazier, scores Votto (2B) and Bruce (BB), 2-2.
B2: Brayan Pena HR, 3-2 Reds.
T3: Castro RBI 1B, 3-3....Cingrani 58 pitches through 3 innings.
T5: Christiani walked B-B on 8 pitches. Ott FC 4-3 Cubs. Schierholtz SF 5-3 Cubs.
B5: BP breaks 0 for 13 with 2-out RBI 1B, 5-4 Cubs.
T9: Schierholtz 2-R RBI 1B vs Marshall, 7-4 Cubs, Votto E on Kalish grounder, 8-4 Cubs, Bonifacio 2B, 9-4 Cubs.

*Bruce drew 18th BB, in Game 27 and plate appearance 108. Drew 18th walk in Game 58 last year, PA 257.
*Bruce has 4 multi-walk games. Had 6 in 160 games last year.
*Bruce 5 SB...7 last high 9 in 2012.
*Got to admit, kind of cool sitting behind the Hall of Famer and watching/listening to him track and call a HR.
*8th infield hit by Hamilton…3 of those bunts /Hamilton's 11th SB.
*3 runs on 2-out hits for Reds.

Highlight of the night


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