Marlins 10, Reds 2
Kyle Lohse didn't exactly showcase himself 11 days from the trade deadline. He went 6 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs (four earned) on eight hits.
If he doesn't hang the slider to Dan Uggla for a two-run double with two outs in the seventh, his line doesn't look so bad.
I think the Reds will be able to move him. They won't get a lot is my guess, but you've got to do it because he's a free agent. I'd run Homer Bailey, Phil Dumatrait, Elizardo Ramirez or Johnny Cueto out there before I'd pitch a free agent who is not going to re-sign.
--I asked Todd Coffey about the Jeff Brantley comment. Coffey said he had not heard about it. "He's saying I haven't pitch how I'm suppose to pitch and I haven't," Coffey said.
--Ryan Freel was OK after hitting the wall, trying to a catch. But he was pissed at Armando Benitez. Benitez hit Freel with a 93 mph pitch in the eighth, the night after Freel hit a three-run homer off Benitez. Odd coincidence, huh? "I thought he threw hard," Freel said. "It went out pretty hard last night."