Marlins 9, Reds 3
Reds manager Pete Mackanin got a dose of why the Reds are where they are the last three days in Miami. The Florida Marlins outscored them 30-5 to take the last three games of the series.
The Reds finished the 11-game road trip 5-6. They are 10-7 under Mackanin.
Reds starter Bronson Arroyo pitched decently Sunday but got little support. The Reds scored two run before they made an out -- on Jeff Keppinger's first homer as a Red. But the Reds did not score against until ninth. The Reds were 2-for-18 with runners in scoring position.
"That's unacceptable," Mackanin said, "just unacceptable. This missed opportunities made it whole different ball game."
Arroyo gave up a two-run homer to Mike Jacobs in the fifth and another to Dan Uggla in seventh. He went six-plus innings, allowing four runs on eight hits.
"Two mistakes," Arroyo said. "A 1-1 fastball down the middle and an 0-1 breaking ball. That's it. They beat me."
Arroyo left down 4-2.
But Mike Stanton gave up a run in the seventh. Then, for the second straight game, Kirk Saarloos started the eighth and failed to get out a batter. Of the last eight batters he's faced, seven have gotten hits, the other was hit by a pitch. It was 9-2 when Saarloos was replaced.
"What I see is a lot of bad pitches," Mackanin said. "It's not that these guys don't have the stuff."