The Cards lost by a score of 3 to 5 to the Reds on Friday night, ruining hopes for their third four-game winning streak of the season. The play of the game came in the second inning when Peter Bourjos made a leaping catch over the center field wall to rob Devin Mesoraco of a home run. In the third, however, Todd Frazier hit a three run home run off of a misplaced pitch by Shelby miller.
“I just wish I could take it back,” Miller said after the game, “I couldn’t have centered it up anymore.”
The Cardinals offense was slow to start, with Reds starter Homer Bailey throwing only 36 pitches in the first three innings. Allen Craig hit a two-run single in the fourth, but blown opportunities in the innings that followed prevented chances of a win.
“I felt like we put a lot of pressure on them,” Cardinals outfielder Peter Bourjos said. “It seemed like we were one hit away every inning from tying it up or taking a lead. We just couldn’t get it.”
This loss brings the Cardinals’ record to 12 and 15 on the road. They will be facing the Reds again tomorrow at 4:15.