Brandon Finnegan's inactivity series ended, but the Cincinnati Reds' inability continued on Saturday afternoon before a drinking crowd of 19,213 spectators at Great American Ball Park. Finnegan allowed pitching five runs on six strokes and four walks on his 25th birthday in 1945 for the first time since June 26 last year, when the Reds dropped their seventh consecutive game by joining the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 fell.
"It was not really hot, it was hard to get things going," Reds manager Bryan Price said of Finnegan. "I had hoped that he would be a little bit sharper and master the zone a bit better and be able to give up his slide-step delivery, but he looked healthy and had three pitches around the plate. that it gets better every time. "
>> REDS NOTES: Lorenzen just before the key step in the rehabilitation process
Finnegan, who sustained injuries on both shoulders last season, had the first two punches he faced, and the last to get out after 4 1
St. Greg Garcia, striker at number 8, scored his first two home races of the season in a 3-for-4 afternoon that also included a double. Garcia made a two-shot solo shot in the second inning for a 2-0 lead and hit a two-two in the fourth, increasing the lead to 4-0
"I thought I had the ball pretty good next to the first two battles, "Finnegan said. "I definitely had a lot of trouble, I thought I had done a lot of good tracks, only two bad ones and both were beaten, that's life in Great American Ball Park, sometimes they'll make money out of them, if you make mistakes he did both. "
RECEIVED TALK: How our Cincinnati Reds Fans Central Facebook Page
After Tommy Pham dropped fifth with a soft single from the St. Louis, Jose Martinez added a run scoring bloop double and Finnegan went with Marcell Ozuna to the next batter, causing Reds coach Bryan Price to take his bullpen  "Everything that can be against now is against us," Finnegan said. "It seems all the others are getting really happy against us, all their weak hits find a hole, and ours are not … apart from the two homeruns, no one really hit the ball."
Austin Brice gave a run in 1 / 2-innings before Dylan Floro made the Reds debut with a perfect seventh and eighth place. Floro was the 17 th pitcher that the Reds used this season.
>> MCCOY: Should the Red Bryan Price fire?
The Cincinnati offensive continued, collecting only three goals against St. Louis star Miles Mikolas, who returns to the majors after three seasons.
Mikolas (2-0) crossed out four and went two seven innings, with Tucker Barnhart the only damage with his second home game of the season in the fifth. Scooter Gennett added a pair of singles from Mikolas to expand his GABP hit series to 15 games, which is the fifth-longest since opening the park in 2003.
Gennett delivered a third single from the ninth, but the Reds went down The bases, which were reloaded as Reds, dropped to 2-12, their worst 14-game start in a season since 1931, when they reached 58-96 ,
"It's a difficult place," Price said. We're all adults, we're all paid to do a job, and that job is to work there and make the most of our abilities and work together and together and to show some spirit, a heart, integrity in the way we do our business 19659003] "We will continue to work and strive to get better every day and put a better product on the market, one better performance, "he added." All you can do is just go out and grind it everyday and work on turning it over. "
The Reds are trying to break their losing streak on Sunday against the Cardinals when Homer Bailey starts the hill against Carlos Martinez at 1:10 pm