9 pitch inning. Ugh.
On the plus side, we get the Astros bullpen now. Yea! Runs!
Having now watched Ludwick for a month, he is a very poor fit for this offense. He is just another big swinging right handed low contact hitter.
I'm sure he'll improve, he almost has to, but his agent shouldn't be calling about long-term contracts real soon.
Lyles fouls out to Hanigan
Latos almost walks Lyles but he pops up the 3-2 pitch to catcher.
Astros are so worried about the Reds offense that they are keeping Lyles in the game.
Bogusevic singles to right
Arredondo in to pitch
Hopefully the Reds will double switch, isn't the pitcher's spot up first next inning? Why use Jose for only two batters.
Easy double switch, you can remove Ludwick from the game and accomplish several things with one move, if you get my drift.
Altuve singles to left center.
I wouldn't want to pressure Arredondo but this game could be slipping away. Jose needs to get these next two outs.
Watch Houston score some runs and put the game out of reach
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
Lowrie flies out to center. Runner to 3rd. 1st and 3rd with 2 outs.
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