Final R H E
Cincinnati Reds (47-67) 7 12 1
Milwaukee Brewers (51-63) 4 6 2
W: Bailey (2-1) L: Nelson (6-12)
FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score

The Good
–Outstanding outing by Homer Bailey: six innings of shutout baseball, allowed three hits and one walk, and struck out 11 Milwaukee batters. Homer is back.

–Adam Duvall hit his 27th home run, a mammoth blast that gave the Reds a 2-0 lead in the second inning. On the night, Duvall was 3-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

–Brandon Phillips continued to hit well, going 3-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. Joey Votto had two hits, a walk, and two runs scored. Billy Hamilton had a hit, a walk, and three stolen bases.

The Bad
–Ross Ohlendorf gave up a home run to deep center field in the eighth, ruining the shutout. Raise your hands if you’re surprised.

–Keyvius Sampson came on and vomited all over the mound in the bottom of the ninth. Zack Cozart made an error that didn’t help, but Sampson ultimately surrendered a LONG three-run home run to pinch-hitter Manny Pina that made the game 7-4. Raisel Iglesias was then brought on to finish the game.

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–Reds continue to play strong baseball. Really happy to see Homer Bailey pitch so well tonight. That’s the Bailey we will need to see next year, and beyond.

–The Brewers are awful. How are the Reds behind them in the standings?

–Hamilton’s three stolen bases give him 51 on the season.

–Are you coming to the Redleg Nation/Red Reporter Meetup? You should come and talk baseball with us!

–New podcast is going to go live soon. Better go listen to the last episode now!

–Dan Straily will try to win game two of the series on Saturday evening. Tweet time!