Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
New York (NL) 10
W: C. Capuano (9-10)
L: H. Bailey (5-5)
S: J. Isringhausen (4)
–Joey Votto had a double and a homer. Brandon Phillips had two doubles. Edgar Renteria and Jay Bruce each had two hits, including a double. Todd Frazier doubled, walked, and scored two runs. Miguel Cairo had a big homer.
–Homer Bailey gave up nine runs in four innings. Dusty Baker’s explanation for leaving Bailey on the mound until the game was well out of hand: Sam LeCure had trouble getting warmed up.
Of course, after being down 9-3, the Reds roared back to make it a game…so it would’ve been nice if the Reds could have managed to avoid those last four runs or so given up by Homer. Sheesh.
–Logan Ondrusek had another rough outing, and the run he gave up in the top of the ninth ended up being a killer, since Votto hit a homer in the bottom half that would have tied the game.
–That was the first time the Mets have swept a four-game series in Cincinnati, ever.
–The Reds had eight doubles, the first time they’ve done that since August 26, 2001.
–The good guys are now five games below .500. That’s the first time they’ve been that far below .500 since the 2009 season.
–I don’t have any answers, folks. Another dreadful day at the ol’ ballyard.