Cubs 12, Reds 4
Last night, the Reds beat the Cubs because of good work by the bullpen. Today, the Reds were beaten by the Cubs because of the bullpen.
The difference is today they used Gary Majewski, Mike Stanton and Mike Gosling (guess he's not going to start Saturday). All of three pitched in seven-run seventh.
Majewski left with one out and runners on first and third and no runs in. Stanton four batters and retired none.
Jared Burton and David Weathers have been good in the eighth and ninth. Bill Bray looks ready to take over the seventh inning role. But beyond that it's a crap shoot. That's really nothing new, is it?
By the way, the base-running blunder in the second was all on Josh Hamilton. "I (screwed) up. What do you want me to say?"
Hamilton said base-running fundamentals are what he struggles with most.
The Reds will probably bring someone up from the minors to start Saturday. My guess is E.Z. Ramirez.