I know you're bumming because our boys haven't been showing up and have a four-game losing streak, but I guarantee that this video will make your day. It's a video for the Screaming Mimes song, Three Cheers Cincinnati.
The Reds brought their losing streak to four on Monday when they lost their second game to the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 6-5.
Aaron Harang's outing was uncharacteristically weak, but hardly 2005-Milton-esque. He allowed four runs (earned) on six hits and three walks through five innings.
Joe Mays held the Brewers hitless through two innings. Alas, Kent Mercker gave up two runs (earned) on two hits through two-thirds of an inning. Todd Coffey allowed zero runs on a hit through the remainder of the eighth, and Chris Hammond allowed no hits in the ninth.
Adam Dunn hit a solo home run in the second inning. David Ross hit a two-run job in the fifth and another solo shot in the seventh. Thanks to a generous donation to the BLAH from an anonymous benefactor who identified himself only as Sweet Jerry, Jason LaRue hit a homer in the fifth.
Too bad four long balls would be one too few this time around.
The loss brings the Reds' record to 36-28. They try to avoid losing a series and end all this crazy streakiness tonight when they send Bronson Arroyo out to face Doug Davis.
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The Reds utterly failed to split the four-game series with the Cubs on Sunday when they lost their third in a row, 9-3.
Eric Milton wasn't the problem with his four runs allowed (three earned) on six hits and one walk through seven innings. David Weathers didn't help matters with his three runs (earned) on three hits in zero innings. Chris Hammond coughed up two runs (earned) on three hits through one.
Rick White was the only pitcher to hold the Cubs scoreless on zero hits through the ninth. Though, by that time, the Cubs might have just been embarrassed to score any more.
Adam Dunn, Austin Kearns, Scott Hatteberg, Brandon Phillips, and David Ross had one hit apiece. And that's it. Dunn, Philips, and Ross were the ones to knock in the three runners.
And all this against a brand-new rookie starter and the Cubs' bullpen. Ugh.
The loss brought the Reds' record to 36-27. They would continue the bleeding on Monday when they sent Aaron Harang out to face the Brewers' brand-new rookie starter Zach Jackson.
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