This is one of the worst stretches that I can remember as a Reds fan. Here are some graphical looks at how bad it's been.
Sparkline, via THT:
In this case, the Red marks indicate wins (or losses) of four runs or less. So they haven't been blowouts. But still. Yikes.
+/- 0.500 graph, via THT:
Not horrible 'til the All-Star break, then KerBloom!
And these don't illustrate the terribleness of the Volquez injury news...