Reds starter Aaron Harang worked six plus innings giving up five earned runs while striking out six and walking one on 10 hits in the loss.
Reliever Jared Burton came in to work the sixth after Aaron Harang was in trouble and was rocked once again giving up two earned on three hits.
Houston's starter Wandy Rodriguez pitched a career day working seven innings giving up two hits with 10 strikeouts (five in a row at one point) and two walks.
There isn't much to say about the Reds offense, and they didn't show up on this Saturday getting embarrassed with only having two hits each singles by Joey Votto and Willy Taveras.
The Reds offense could be in for a long season if they somehow cannot get some kind of pop.
The Reds are now 5-5 and take on Houston tomorrow afternoon as Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez takes on Felipe Paulino, fresh up from AAA.