Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Indians was no different than any other of the games the last week. The pitching at times during the game was alright, then at times again it would falter. As in the same way, the tone for the offense followed suit with the last week as well.
The Reds combined for a total run difference in this series of -8 being outscored 14-6. It will be interesting to see how Reds’ Manager Bryan Price will take charge of the next series against the Colorado Rockies.
In Sunday’s game, Price tried to use the line up shake up method for a stop gap. He played Skip Schumaker, Brennan Boesch and Kristopher Negron. This was an odd move after Johnny Cueto was already removed from the starting role. As a manager, how can you be down a huge player, then elect to sit other major pieces in the middle of the worst losing streak in years.
One thing that anyone can ride home on though, is that Devin Mesoraco will not be playing next series, which limits the Reds to Brayan Pena offensively. It has also been noted that Michael Lorenzen will also be getting a start next week.
The Reds now fall to 18-24 on the season. Something needs to happen fast, or this season could quickly become a lost cause.