Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

NOT FINAL – SUSPENDED
Philadelphia 0
Cincinnati 0

BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–Homer Bailey was outstanding: eight shutout innings, two hits, ten strikeouts, no walks. Simply dominant.

–Aroldis Chapman is good.

NEGATIVES
–Meanwhile, the Reds’ offense only had two hits.

NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS
–The game was suspended because of rain just as the Reds were preparing to hit in the bottom of the ninth. The game will resume at 5:30 pm Wednesday, just before the regularly scheduled game.

–Homer was cruising along, had only thrown 88 pitches, and Dusty Baker pulled him for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth. If I were managing, I’d have left him in the game, methinks, but Dusty’s decision there was defensible. No complaints.

–When the game resumes, the Reds will have a chance to win it. If they don’t, and it goes to extra innings, I’d LOVE to see Aroldis Chapman remain on the mound for a second inning of work. It’d almost be like he started the game!