Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Home » Cincinnati Reds , Joey Votto , Kameron Loe , Milwaukee Brewers , Shaun Marcum » The Reds Have Friends in Loe Places
I was all set on celebrating the Brewers first series win in Cincinnati since August of 2008, but that triumphant moment will have to wait for awhile. Milwaukee was cruising for most of this game, first getting a solo shot from Rickie Weeks to start the game and then by adding two more runs from there. But no lead is too large at Great American Ballpark, and the Reds were able to come back and win this one 4-3 care of two-run home runs by both Jay Bruce and Joey Votto. Bruce got his home run in the 7th inning against an otherwise brilliant performance from Shaun Marcum, but Votto earned his after Kameron Loe blew his third save of the season.
It's a tough loss, certainly, as this was a game where the Brewers lead for nearly the entire time and a solid outing from Shaun Marcum was wasted. In all honesty though, it's just kind of one of those, "Oh well, what can you do?" type of games. The Brewers are a team that struggles on the road, specifically against the Reds. As much as I wanted to win this game and finally get a series win, sometimes things just don't work out that way. I'm not sure if it's because I half-expected to lose this game the entire time, or if I just don't have any confidence against Cincinnati, but I'm just trying not to be too troubled by this loss. It sucks, but like I said, what can you do? I'm someone that hates the phrase "it is what it is", but that's exactly how I feel after a disappointing game like this one.
Leading all night long
Could they really beat the Reds?
Votto, Loe, Oh No
POTG: Let's go with Marcum.