The Reds are organizing a search party for its offense after a 5-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The club banged out seven hits off Diamondback's starter, Wade Miley, but had two runners thrown out on the base paths in the third inning and completely wasted a leadoff double as one of the nine stranded runners on the day.
Alfredo Simon was one bad pitch away from hanging a 26th straight scoreless inning on the also impotent Diamondback hitters but Paul Goldschmidt lined a pitch into the leftfield stands with Aaron Hill on base in the sixth inning.
The Reds had two base runners with two out in the first, one with two out in the second and had the first three batters reach in the third.
Chris Heisey lined a single to leftcenter to open the third. Mark Trumbo dropped the ball but picked it up in time to throw Heisey out at second. Ramon Santiago singled and Frazier walked but Santiago was caught stealing third.
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Ryan Ludwick, who blasted a pitch right at Goldschmidt at first to end the first inning, doubled to leadoff the fourth. The Reds managed to get him to third with two outs but Simon lined out to second to end the threat.
Kristopher Negron led off the seventh with a pinch-hit single. Heisey for some unknown reason bunted him to second. Santiago hit a smash back to the box that Miley captured. Negron was caught in a rundown but stayed alive long enough for Santiago to get to second. Frazier grounded out.
J.J Hoover replaced Simon. Peralta tripled off the centerfield wall and scored on a fly to left by Trumbo.
The Reds avoided its 11th shutout when Skip Schumaker doubled home Brayan Pena with two outs in the eighth inning against Brad Zieglar.
Former Red Didi Gregorius hit his fourth home run with a man on in the ninth off Carlos Contreras.
The Reds took advantage of wildness from Eury Del La Rosa in the ninth. Del La Rosa allowed a single to Billy Hamilton and walked Santiago. Arizona manager brought in Addison Reed, who gave up Devin Mesoraco's 18th home run to provide the final margin. Redd struck out Ludwick to end the game.