The Cincinnati Reds (33-44) look sweep the Milwaukee Brewers (41-39) in tonight’s conclusion of a three game series. It’s has been a nice payback for the Redlegs who were outscored 53-26 by the Brewers the last time that these two clubs played back in two April series.

With the Cubs also losing the past two days, the Brewers extended their hold atop the division to 33 consecutive days. This season is the first time that Milwaukee has spent any days above .500 (let alone atop the division) since the 2014 season. On June 28th of that 2014 season, the Brewers were in charge of the division at 19 games over .500 before the bottom fell out. It was June 29th that started a stretch of just one win over their next 12 games, finishing that season in 3rd place at just 82-80.



Jimmy Nelson 3.50 3.19 0.8 6.3% 24.5%
Homer Bailey 43.20 6.14 0.0 20.0% 13.3%

Bailey is making just his 2nd start of the season, obviously hoping to bounce back from his poor first start off the DL last week.


1. Jonathan Villar (2B)
2. Domingo Santana(RF)
3. Ryan Braun (LF)
4. Travis Shaw (3B)
5. Jesus Aguilar (1B)
6. Hernan Perez (CF)
7. Manny Pina (C)
8. Orlando Arcia (SS)
9. Jimmy Nelson (P)
1. Billy Hamilton (CF)
2. Scooter Gennett (2B)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Adam Duvall (LF)
5. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
6. Devin Mesoraco (C)
7. Jose Peraza (SS)
8. Arismendy Alcantara(RF)
9. Homer Bailey (P)

Today is the last day for MLB All-star voting. Vote Cozart and other Reds today!

They say that history repeats itself, which means it is time for the Brewers to implode and for the Reds to deliver that first harsh punch. It’s payback time for that April beat down.


61 Responses

  1. wkuchad

    That must be the largest difference ever between ERA and FIP!

  2. IndyRedMan

    Not long ago Price said they were thinking playoffs so Schebler better be nicked up? This is a 2 game swing tonite. Cubs are nicked up and Montero the Reds killer is gone. Its not totally ridiculous that the Reds could get fairly close by the AS break.

    • reaganspad

      5 back in the loss column. I am thinking right along with you Indy

      big game tonight. Really need to see Homer be Homer even a few times in the second half. Today would be a good time to start that

    • Chuck Schick

      A few days ago the Reds were miserable failures who seemed destined to never win another game. The manager and FO were a clown college and the rebuild was an abysmal failure.

      Now they should avoid resting guys in June in order to not derail their playoff chances.

      • vegastypo

        Guys need days off once in a while. Nothing new here. If anything is wrong with Schebler, Price wasn’t admitting it on the pregame show. Seems ludicrous to even be thinking about the post season unless they’re well in contention a few months from now.

      • Mike Adams

        Come on, Chuck. Don’t dump reality water on the fire of optimism!

  3. msanmoore

    Let’s see if “home in Cincy” is more kind to Homer. And I don’t get Schebler’s absence at all (I’m not paid to get it either). After the D he turned in? If you want AA to have time, bench Peraza (we’ve been through that on another thread I know).

  4. seat101

    Last night was my first game of the season and it was a PIP.

    Hernan Perez toss the ball to my four-year-old (by way of my 14-year-old) and my 14-year-old toss the ball to my four-year-old (by way of my 14-year-old) and my 14-year-old’s friend caught a T-shirt all my 14-year-oldfriend caught a T-shirt.

    And the game was a blast

  5. Shchi Cossack

    Ah, the Old Cossack is feeling a surge of confidence for an absolute blasting of the Brew Crew tonight. how could anyone not be confident with Hamilton and his 61 wRC+ leading off? If that’s not enough to build up your confidence, we have Peraza and his 59 wRC+ in the lineup too. Of course for those stubborn few, we have the ultimate confidence boost with Alcantara and his 33 wRC+ in the lineup!

    That’s one third of the lineup, before even getting to the pitcher, that ranks among the abosulte worst hitters in the league. We are trully blessed to be able to put all three on the field together and in the same lineup.

    • msanmoore

      Apparently that wasn’t confidence, it was gas or indigestion.

  6. Shchi Cossack

    Nice to see Jesse Winker and his .396 OBP back in the lineup for the Bats earlier today and hitting…5th! Of course his 2 hits today went for naught since the 3 hitters in front of him were a combined 0-11 w/ 1-HBP.

  7. Shchi Cossack

    Does anyone think Mesoraco will see ANY pitches to hit tonight with Peraza, Alcantara, Bailey & Hamilton following him in the lineup?

  8. james garrett

    Nope he won’t see any at all so we have 5 guys against 8 if you count Billy.

  9. james garrett

    I hope Peraza can be fixed.My problem is I see the same approach game after game.Surely somebody is talking him.If so he isn’t listening so set him or send him down until he does.

  10. msanmoore

    I really don’t like Braun … I don’t “hate” him like I do The Neck Tat, but I certainly don’t like him one bit …

    • Indy Red Man

      Braun is much worse as a human being. He got caught for roids…not once but twice and then blames it on the Average Joe that had the fun job of collecting urine. He sucks and I hope he blows a hammy!

      • msanmoore

        I don’t want to wish anyone an injury, but I do see him as a cheater who worked “the fringe of the process” to get off the hook.

  11. Indy Red Man

    Bailey outsmarts himself….gets ahead 0-2 w/the split then hangs a curve on 1-2 and gives up a hr on his 3rd/4th best pitch. Why do pitchers do that? The HR ball that Schebler stole yesterday was a curve from Castillo and could’ve been the 2 run hr that beat us? Show them the pitch if u want but don’t get beat on it by putting it in their wheelhouse?

    • Mike Adams

      I think he does know better.
      He probably intended to do what James Garrett said below, bounce it up there, or throw it lower, or off the plate.
      He missed on side to side location and left it too high. Control is still rusty.

  12. james garrett

    I agree Indy he should have bounced that one for sure.

  13. james garrett

    Joey won’t see anything to hit just like last night.

  14. msanmoore

    Off Topic … has anyone seen the picture on the Reds FB page with Chelsea Cozart’s request to vote for Zach? It’s their boy who she says really wants a donkey!!

  15. msanmoore

    So this is better than Homer’s last start, right?

  16. msanmoore

    Time to break out our whooping sticks!!

  17. james garrett

    Won’t make it past 5 innings.He is still in spring training mode.

    • msanmoore

      Agreed … wonder if he can hold them down to 3 or 4 runs (HR’s most likely). Command looks increasingly better.

  18. james garrett

    Peraza actually had a 3-1 count but then he swung and well you know.

  19. james garrett

    That’s a homer an inning so far.

  20. Indy Red Man

    The Reds are trying to set HRs allowed records that can never be broken! This one is over with this lousy lineup.

  21. msanmoore

    Might be too painful to continue (at least for now). He’s throwing grapefruits up there at the moment.

  22. james garrett

    It is over Indy and Homer plunks the next guy to get to Braun.

  23. msanmoore

    And we’re done for tonight … see y’all around the funny farm.

  24. msanmoore

    When you have an IF playing OF where he really doesn’t belong …

  25. Derek B.

    Is Homer being paid by run given up?

  26. james garrett

    Let him pitch some.This game was over when they handed in the line up card.

  27. Indy Red Man

    Rob a gas station and get 10 years….rob the Reds for $100 mil and you get a ranch in Texas!

    • Chuck Schick

      When did becoming an injured pitcher become a crime? Horrible analogy….you’re better than that.

    • jazzmanbbfan

      The Reds negotiated that contract with Bailey or his agent. They didn’t have to. Whatever you think of the way he is pitching, being injured was not one of the things he or anyone else, wished for. As Chuck noted, it’s not a crime to be injured, unfortunate, yes. If he spent his rehab time sitting around doing nothing, then we might have a reason to be upset. No one associated with the Reds has implied that he hasn’t worked hard to get back. Just hasn’t worked out so far.

  28. yorktownred

    At least Homer’s overall ERA improved from last game. 🙁

  29. james garrett

    Homer is going to get hammered for awhile.Just have to hope he is not hurting which is the most important thing.

  30. Old-school

    Trae Turner national s shortstop out with fracture wrist…trade Zach Cozart now.

    • Indy Red Man

      Interesting….they need a ton of help in the pen too! Cozart/Cingrani for a good minor league starter?

      • Old-school

        They have an elite shortstop in A ball…first round pick.

  31. Indy Red Man

    Homer is batting….with a 9 man pen? I’m gone….if Price surrenders then so do I

  32. kywhi

    I don’t know what’s more painful to see — Bailey’s performance on the mound so far or the fact the Reds actually let him bat in that situation.

  33. james garrett

    I thought Billy would swing on the first pitch so Homer couldn’t go and set down but he fooled me he waited untill the second pitch to make an out.

  34. james garrett

    Shows how bad I am I thought Homer was going back out there since he hit but I forgot Price does that a lot.

  35. james garrett

    This is going to be one of those 20-0 games.So I am out of here.

  36. kywhi

    What used to be once-a-year blowouts are now occurring with regularity with this pathetic starting pitching staff. I had hoped to make a few 3-1/2 trips to Cincy to see a competitive but young Reds team this season, but that would be foolish, money-wise, with the starting pitching this pathetic.

  37. vegastypo

    The Diamondbacks’ shortstop got hurt also? If Cozart can show decent health, the market could be developing nicely.

      • GreatRedLegsFan

        Looks like the more logical move now…

  38. Old-school

    Homer needs to go to the bullpen…let him pitch 2x a week…with scripted 2-3 inning roles the rest of the year…60-70 innings and work on command….he doesn’t have it yet….perhaps he can be ready for 2018

    • GreatRedLegsFan

      Definetely, maybe they’d save last two contract years before retirement…

  39. Jazzmanbbfan

    I just heard Thom compliment Joey!! Not an every day occurrence.

  40. GreatRedLegsFan

    Suarez looking really awful at the plate…