Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
W: Y. Gallardo (6-6)
L: H. Bailey (4-5)
–Jay Bruce and Ryan Hanigan were each 2-3. Bruce had the Reds only extra-base hit, a double in the ninth.
–JJ Hoover pitched a perfect inning of relief.
–Homer Bailey was not good: he gave up six runs on eight hits and a walk, in seven innings.
–Joey Votto was picked off first in the first inning. TOOTBLAN.
–That was only the third time all season the Reds have been shut out.
–Homer Bailey is now 1-6 lifetime against Milwaukee.
–Our old friend Juan Francisco drove in three runs with a homer and a sac fly.
–I was kinda hoping the Reds would celebrate Johnnie B. “Dusty” Baker’s 64th birthday with a victory.
–What can I say? The Reds were never really in this game. Still have a chance to win the series tomorrow, however. Looks like Johnny Cueto will be making his return to active duty.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.