The Reds have scored nine runs during their 5-game losing streak, and you’d like to think they could blame their lack of offense in part on tough pitchers they’ve faced. Not exactly. Aside from Aaron Cook, who’s having a nice year, here’s who’s shut them down …

Jorge De La Rosa – entered 4-5, 6.50+ ERA – allowed one run on two hits through 6 2/3

Ubaldo Jimenez – entered 6-9 – held Reds scoreless through 6 innings

Roy Oswalt – entered 7-8, 4.50+ ERA – good enough, allowing four runs in 5 innings before Astros’ bullpen allowed just one hit the rest of the way (and since Oswalt’s 20-1 against us in his career, why should we think we could beat him even when he’s having a subpar year, right?)

Former Red Brian Moehler – was one out away from his first complete game since 2000 (and probably should’ve gotten it … Cecil Cooper panicked and yanked him)


  1. Mike_R

    It is over. It was over in April, but its truly over now. Maybe the year-end video will be called STRIKING DISTANCE: THE QUEST FOR .500 GLORY – I want to smack some sense into this team.


    the lack of offense this team is producing is pathetic. man i’m sooo disappointed. i was hoping they’d come out of the break and tear it up. i’m a fool.

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