Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick caught hold of a couple moonshots off Jason Marquis. Johnny Cueto did enough to get his 10th win of the season. The Reds remained a game behind the torrid Pittsburgh Pirates (who swept the San Francisco Giants).
All in all, the Reds did okay. It could have been a better West Coast trip but it didn’t cripple them. They took a few punches, delivered a few of their own, and they’ll live to fight another day. It wasn’t a bad way to start an All-Star break.
I liked this post by Lance McAlister where he graded each individual Reds’ first half performance. It’s a good objective look, hard to disagree with anything there.