Well another day and another Cincinnati Reds loss that should have been a win. It was a frustrating series, Saturday was the
only bright spot really for Reds fans when the club scored 10 runs and blanked the Phillies. Sunday though was beyond frustrating for the Reds faithful.
Homer Bailey pitched a gem Sunday, he held the Phillies scoreless through the 7th when Dusty decided it was time to pull him. That decision ultimately cost Cincinnati the game. Homer had only pitched 96 pitches when he was pulled so keep that in mind. Jonathan Broxton was called in to close out the 8th, he gave up a run with two runners on so he was pulled after a third of an inning. Dusty then turned to Sean Marshall to save the 8th and he did, Marshall got the last two outs to send the game to the 9th.
The 9th is when the wheels fell off. Cincinnati didn’t score in the 9th, figuring they had a lead and the best closer in baseball coming up. Aroldis Chapman has been money for the Reds until recently. He blew his last save opportunity and today he laid a brick giving up two home runs including the walkoff homer.
Dusty Baker needs to be held accountable for loses, I have tried to stand by him, support him and tell the doubters he’s the right guy. I’m done with that now. It is beyond frustrating to watch bad decision after bad decision be made. Homer went 125 pitches in his last start against the Miami Marlins. Why would you let him do that then and not now. Better yet why did let him doing that knowing you were going to Philly. Any bullpen pitcher we have could have saved a game against the Marlins.
It is frustrating to watch wins slip away because someone is inept at their job.
Anyway Cincinnati is off to New York tomorrow to face the Mets. Should easily take 2/3 but who knows.