It turns out that the Reds' much ballyhooed inability to score runs had more to do with Johan Santana then anything else. The Reds scored seven in a 9-7 loss to the Mets on Wednesday night (and were in a position to win in the 9th, loading the bases off of K-Rod) and scored eight yesterday in their 8-6 win. A 2-1 loss to Santana, by itself, is no big deal, especially when you consider that Harang almost went pitch for pitch with him. The thing that does bother me, though, has been the defense. It was supposed to be much improved, and has been poor. But it's still early, so we should reserve judgment.