McDonald strikes out looking.
Reds now have to figure out a way to beat Morton tomorrow. I know they beat him earlier this month, but he has owned this reds offense. Winning streaks vs the braves and Yankees are useless if you follow them up with losing streaks vs the likes of the pirates.
Tabata grounds out to 2nd.
Nice inning by Simon there.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Walker strikes out swinging. 3 Ks for Simon. 4-0 Pirates after 6.
I hadn't commented on it yet, but let me throw my hat in the ring as one who doesn't quite understand this whole philosophy of wanting to have Cairo, Costanzo & Valdez "get it going" instead of playing the guy who are going to get us there (Frazier, Cozart). Today's lineup is beyond a "head scratcher".
Brantley was just talking about how "When a pitcher starts to lose it, it's OK to let him lose it. It's all right to take a walk every once in a while."
Heisey grounds out to the pitcher
Cairo flies out to right. 2 outs.