There’s bad losses and there’s heartbreaking ones this one definitely qualifies as a heartbreak one not saying this was a must win we could have said that when the team won on Wednesday in extras against the Pirates but this one I think they really needed to have and this road trip is not off to a good start.
Before we dive into what happened Jay Bruce is on one of those streakes now his last 7 hits is via the homerun ball and that continued into today’s game. He had a two homer game including a two run homerun which at one point to go ahead homerun off of Dbacks closer Heath Bell to give the Reds a 3-2 lead at that point. You think with Aroldis Chapman coming on to pitch the ninth we got this right?
Well, not exactly he gaved it right back as he allowed a bases loaded two run single to Jason Kubel as Reds lose in walk off fashion 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at Chase Field in Arizona.
Here’s how it all exculate to that point. Paul Goldschmidt lead off the bottom of the ninth with a single right off the glove of Joey Votto. He advanced to second on a wild pitch by Chapman. Then walk, walk, and the Kubel on 1-0 count lined a single to right for the game winner. It was Chapman first blown save in a month and his 3rd of the season.
Reds staterr Mike Leake was perfect through five innings until he allowed a double to the pitcher Patrick Corbin. Then Parra hit a two run shot to right and just like that from perfect to now trailing 2-1 at that point. Dusty kept Leake in there and he was great after the sixth. His final line eight innings pitched, two runs allowed, one walk and one strikeout. Leake has been on fire to since Tony Cingrani was first called up to the big leagues.
Well tomorrows game is a must win this team neeeds it Mat Latos will be on the mound in his last two starts Laots hasn’t been himself only going 11 innings in both starts so we all hoping he will go deep into the game because right now Mike Leake is pitching the best out of all the pitches in the staff now can’t believe im saying that. First pitch tomorrow from Chase Field is at 3:40pm.