A's 6, Reds 1
The scary thing about Monday's loss for the Reds is this: They're facing better pitchers, statistically at least, in the next games here. Joe Blanton was 6-4 with 3.62 ERA coming in. Tuesday's starter, Chad Gaudin, is 6-1 with a 2.85 ERA. Wednesday's starter, Dan Haren, is 8-2 with a 1.64 ERA.
The Reds managed seven hit off Blanton -- all singles.
You probably turned this one off after Kyle Lohse gave up the 3-run homer to Mark Ellis in the fifth.
"That pretty much put it out of reach the way Blanton was throwing," Lohse said.
The Reds are 27-44. Dave Miley was 27-43 when he got fired in 2005.