No, what made this loss more vexing was Buntapalooza, a squaring-up spree that sprouted up in extras and absolutely killed the Reds' would-be rallies.
There are good bunts and bad bunts in baseball. Arroyo bunting in the second, fourth and sixth to advance runners to second and third? Good bunts. The latter two, executed with one out, did not result in any runs, but the strategy was sound.
Bunting -- or, at least, attempting to bunt -- with Blazin' Billy Hamilton at first base with no outs in the 14th? Well, let's be kind and call it strange.
Bunting with the winning run at first and no outs and Brandon Phillips, who reached 100 RBIs earlier in the evening, at the plate in the 15th? Let's be kind and call it… interesting.
Bunting -- or, at least, attempting to bunt -- later that inning with two outs and the winning run at third? Let's be kind and… ah, forget it, I can't say anything kind about that.