Rockies 4, Reds 1
The Reds got nothing going off Jeff Francis, which should not be a surprise because Francis is a left-hander and he's coming off a month in which he 4-2 with 2.23 ERA.
The Reds are now 7-17 against left-handed starters.
The game certainly pointed to some of the flaws in the Reds roster. Juan Castro came to the plate in the seventh as a pinch-hitter representing the tying run. Castro's hitting .145.
And Mike Stanton pitched the seventh and eighth. He gave up a run that pretty much put things out of reach with Colorado closer Brian Fuentes coming on. Stanton's ERA is 5.23, but he's signed through '08, so the Reds seem intent of having him pitch his way out of the abyss.
The list of relievers Jerry Narron trusts right now is pretty much Jon Coutlangus and David Weathers.