I pronounce the Cincinnati Reds Dead On Arrival at Great American Small Park.
The All-Star Game isn't until July 15, but the Reds season is over. They are finished. They blew an 8-0 lead to Toronto on Friday night ... and as I write this, the Blue Jays have exploded for a 14-9 advantage in the ninth inning.
Reds' bats remain silent and Reds' arms are weary. Not a good combination.
Ex-Red Edwin Encarnacion just ripped his second homer of the game ... an upper-deck shot against Sam "Serve It Up And Duck" LeCure.
That said, it's time for some good news ...
Duke commit Luke Kennard — a senior-to-be at Franklin High School — scored a team-high 30 points with four assists and four steals as the USA U18 team began play at the FIBA Americas tournament in Colorado Springs with a 156-58 victory over Uruguay on Friday night.