Reds Falling Apart As They Lose Fifth Straight.


Jul 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Sam LeCure (63) reacts after allowing a two-run double during the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

This road trip is ending in horribly fashion as the Cincinnati Reds at one point started the 11 game road trip 4-1 now see themselves 4-6 with one more in San Diego and will return home with a losing road trip as they fall to the Padres 4-2 on Tuesday Night at PETCO Park in San Diego as they have now tied a season high with their fifth straight loss.

The offense was ounce again  held in check for the fight straight game as they have scored two or less five times in this trip. In the top of 2nd Devin Mesoraco reached on a infield single to third scoring Jay Bruce to give the Reds a early 1-0 lead as Padres Edinson Volquez was able to survive with wildness throughout the game was able to go into the seventh inning.

Reds starter Mat Latos facing his old team was decent in his outing Padres scored in the bottom of 2nd as Logan Forysythe grounded out to short scoring Yonder Alonso to tie the game at 1.

In the top of 6th Jay Bruce single to center scoring Joey Votto to give the Reds lead back at 2-1. Padres came back in the bottom inning as Will Venable doubled to right center  scoring Jesus Guzman to tie the game. Latos final line 6 innings pitched, six hits allowed, two earned runs, two walks and six strikeouts as he did not factor in the decision.

In the bottom of the eighth Manny Parra came in for Logan Ondruesk who pitched the seventh inning got a ground out to start it off then allowed a single to Venable, he was then lifted for Sam LeCure he allowed a single to Guzman putting runners on 1st and 2nd with one out. Pinch hitter Chris Denorfia came up got him to struck out  then Nick Hundley step up and doubled to left scoring both runners to give the Padres a 4-2 lead.

Huston Street came on for the ninth and was able to get the save as he went 1-2-3. Right now Reds fans are growing incredibly impatient with this team they are so much better than what there showing out there. The Pittsburgh Pirates swept the double header against the St Louis Cardinals yesterday and are in first place in the NL Central and have 1.5 game lead over the Cards and the Reds are now a season high six games out in the Central. This afternoon they will look to salvage a game in this series as it will be Homer Bailey for the Reds and Eric Stults for the Padres. First pitch is at 3:40pm the trading deadline ends at 4.