Before the road trip started manager Dusty Baker said this is an important road trip heading to the all star break and told the team
its time to buckle down and get it well the first two games in Milwaukee that hasn’t happen as tonight the Reds bats were shut down “surprisingly” as Brewers starter Willy Phaltra went the distance pitching a complete game shutout in a 2-0 Brewers win on Tuesday Night in Milwaukee.
Reds send Tony Cingrani who pitched a great game but in the fifth inning he walked a batter to start the inning then Logan Schaeffer hit a two run homerun to deep right centerfield first major league homerun for him and a 2-0 lead that was pretty much the game winner. Cingrani went seven innings allowed two runs and two walks and striking out ten tying his career high solid outing by the youngster offense did not help him at all unfortunately.
The bats for the Reds have been struggling for the past month and its to the point where its so predictable with the offense one day they score ten runs and the next they score a big fat zero. The only chance the had to score is in the top of the seventh when Derrick Robinson came up to bat hit a liner to right the ball went all the way to the wall Robinson was running and rounding third headed home he slide and was called out but it looked like Robinson got his hand on the plate before the tag so that was pretty much the only threat the Reds had the whole game. Chris Heisey left the game early as he was hit by a pitch in the elbow and was taking out by the trannier and Baker so more injuries not what the team needs now.
One more game left in Milwaukee tomorrow afternoon at 2:10pm it will be Mike Leake going on the mound for the Reds and the Brewers will counter with Johnny Hellwig you do not want to get swept by the last place Brewers while you head to Atlanta after the game to start a four game series against the Braves on Thursday. So the Reds will wake up tomorrow morning five games out of first in the NL Centeral division.