Aaron “Lemon” Harang had another crappy start for the Reds, allowing 6 runs in 4 1/3 innings. More telling than anything, though, was his 7 walks. Ouch. He has had mainly bad outings since his relief work in the extra innings game on May 25. Perhaps a start off is in order.
The Cubs, bouyed by the announcement of the Rich Harden trade, dropped 7 runs on the Reds to cakewalk to a victory.
The loss dropped the Reds into a tie for first place of the second half of the division with the Pirates. If only that placing garnered a playoff spot.