Cubs 12, Reds 3
Josh Fogg did not retire a batter in the third inning. When he left, it was 7-1 with runners on second and third. The inherited runners scored off Mike Lincoln, as well as another run.
Fogg's line: 2-plus innings, 7 hits, 9 runs, 9 earned runs, 2 walks, 2 Ks.
Fogg has made the Reds' two shortest starters of the year. With Matt Belisle and Homer Bailey pitching well in the minors, you wonder how much longer the Reds will go with him.
The Cubs scored four in the first. Fogg wasn't fooling anyone. The Cubs' four hits were all rockets.
The Reds scored a run in the second when left fielder Mark DeRosa circled Joey Votto's high flyball but came nowhere near catching it. The Wrigley wind can make the best outfielders look bad.
Fogg pitched a 1-2-3 second, but Derrek Lee led off the third with his fifth home run of the year. It got uglier from there.
Fogg left six innings for the bullpen to pitch. Not good when club is two games into a stretch of 16 games in 16 days.
On positive note: Jeremy Affeldt looked really good. Faced seven batters, struck out five.
Minor note: Jay Bruce was a double away from the cycle for Louisville when he was pulled for a pinch-hitter, trying to find out why). Jerry Hairston Jr. has homered also. Unless, the Reds turn it around soon, I'm predicting a Friday shakeup.