Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: Y. Gallardo (2-3)
L: H. Bailey (1-3)
–Jay Bruce went 2-4 with 2 RBI and his 10th homer of the season. Bruce is now hitting .306/.342/.667 on the season. That’s good.
–Brandon Phillips went 2-4 with a double and two runs scored. Zack Cozart had two hits, including a double.
–Homer Bailey was awful. After 40+ pitches in the first inning, it was clear that Homer was not on his game tonight. Final line: 3.2 innings, 6 runs on 6 hits and three walks, with four strikeouts. Not good.
–Ryan Ludwick was 0-3, and he’s now “hitting” .176/.263/.353. I’m not ready to cut bait on him, but Ludwick has been an unmitigated disaster thus far.
–Nothing to say. Homer was bad from the outset and the Reds were never in the game. No need to overanalyze it. A bad night for the good guys.
–We’ve documented the miserable season of Scott Rolen, but it’s nice to remember what a wonderful career he has had in baseball. We got a reminder tonight:
Rolen doubles in a run in the 8th. Ties someone named Ruth for 48th on the all-time list with 506. #Reds down 8-3.
— John Fay (@johnfayman) May 9, 2012
–He was terrible tonight, but I stand by this tweet:
I know most of you guys/gals hate him, but I’m still a big Homer Bailey fan. Sorry about that. #reds
— Redleg Nation (@redlegnation) May 9, 2012
–Johnny Cueto vs. Zack Greinke tomorrow afternoon. This should be fun.