Cards lost -- Bucs won
A big start for Bailey IMO
Bounceback game for Homer.
Right now he's 4-4 with a 4.39 era, this is his 6th season and he's 26 years old. Right now he's looking at a 12-12 season with about 200 innings.....not too bad.....he's never won more than 9 games or pitched over 130 innings. He doesn't need a seconds poor start in a row....he needs 6 1/3 and 3 ER and continue on towards his 12-14 wins and 190-210 innings....just what the Reds need from him.
I think a large part of it comes from so many hitters being in places in the order that they are not suited to be.
Phillips should not be batting fourth & Cozart hitting first is asking a lot of a rookie.
I would have Hannigan bat 2nd for a trial -- he handles the bat decently -- battles on every pitch -- and has a better OBP than most -- but that still doesn't find a 4 hole hitter or a lead-off guy.
Luddy has done a few good things for us but I still just shake my head at his signing when Heisey was already on the roster. It just felt like dumpster diving to me - if paying someone his salary of 2 million can be called that.
I think pretty much all of us here knew that the 4 hole was an issue before the season started - and I didn't see a real attempt to fix that --- I just wonder what another million could have bought.
Having said all of this -- first place is the best place to be!
Bailey works his way thru inning number 1 -- let's hope for 7 more like it
Nice start for Homer
Hate facing unknown pitchers like this. We battle the Verlanders of the world like crazy, but we tend to make guys like this look all-world.
easy inning for smyly. Cozart swung at some bad pitches
Looking forward to hearing what Tito has to say about the Redlegs tonight. I'm a big fan of his and an unbiased view from someone who watches as many games as he does will be cool to hear.
berry almost made a unbelievable play.