If the Cincinnati Reds lose on a Holiday home and no one is there to see it, does it really count as a loss? Unfortunately for the Reds and the minimal amount of people that showed up for this “game”, it does.
After Jason Marquis gave up a run to the Colorado Rockies in the first, the bats showed up early today for the Reds eventual ninth straight loss. Joey Votto doubled off the wall in Left Field for Todd Frazier to drive him in on a wall scraping Great American Ball Park homerun to Left Center Field. This would mark the score at 2-1 Reds. That would be the only lead to Reds would have, and it did not last long.
The scoring remained quiet until the top of the fourth with a Nolan Arenado blast to Left Field. This would take the score to 4-2 Rockies.
The Reds would put up two more runs in the fourth and sixth innings. Billy Hamilton would single in Zack Cozart in the fourth to bring the Reds within one. Then Marlon Byrd drove a ball to deep Right Field for a solo blast to tie the game at 4.
The killing blow was struck in the top of the ninth inning when the Rockies drew a walk and two hits off Reds Closer Aroldis Chapman to drive in their fifth and last run of the game. The Reds would go quietly in the bottom half of the ninth to record their ninth straight loss.