Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
FINAL Cincinnati 2 Philadelphia 3 W: Bastardo (2-1) L: A. Chapman (3-2)
– Homer Bailey threw seven shutout innings.
– Jay Bruce hit another long home run. He has 17 RBI in May.
– Joey Votto continued his hot streak, with two hits. Todd Frazier showed a [...]
Fresh off his dominating complete game against the Marlins, Homer Bailey takes the mound for the Reds in the series rubbermatch against the Phillies. Game time is 1:35 ET. The Reds face rookie right-hander Jonathan Pettibone.
In the latest edition of irrational lineup construction, Dusty Baker has designated Cesar Izturis (.167/.286/.194) as today’s cooler, [...]
From 2008 to 2011, the Philadelphia Phillies towered above the National League. They won two NL pennants (including destroying the Reds in the 2010 NLDS) and a World Series title. The Phillies won 102 games in the 2011 regular season. It’s worth noting that through those seasons, their payroll grew from $97 million to [...]
Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
FINAL Cincinnati 6 Miami 2 W: H. Bailey (2-3) L: R. Nolasco (2-5) BOX SCORE
POSITIVES –Homer Bailey pitched a complete game, giving up two runs on six hits. Homer struck out ten and didn’t walk a batter. Nice performance.
–Joey Votto reached base four times: 3-4 with a [...]
What happens when you trade away the majority of your major league caliber talent, and are then confronted with putting almost half of your rebuilt roster on the disabled list? You have the 2013 Miami Marlins. The Marlins were the last team in the National League to reach 10 wins and have been the [...]
Mark Sheldon just reported that the Reds have adjusted their starting rotation for the upcoming road trip. What hints, if any, does the switch imply for the Reds’ plans when Johnny Cueto returns? Let the wild (and fun) speculation begin. The Reds’ rotation originally was:
Tuesday (Miami): Homer Bailey
Wednesday (Miami): Mike Leake
Thursday (Miami): [...]
[View this as a companion (like minds!) with Chad's excellent post about the Reds closer's role in a historical context. If you're tired of reading how the Reds are under-utilizing Aroldis Chapman, avert your eyes. Warning: this post does involve the use of the advanced metrics of Innings Pitched and Sarcasm.]
Since Opening Day, the Cincinnati Reds [...]