PHILADELPHIA– Homer Bailey entered Saturday night looking to build off his last outing. Instead he left Saturday night with his confidence in the can and the Reds losers 12-1.
Cincinnati faced Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels who was searching for his 100th career win. Hamels would get that milestone giving up 1 run on 7 innings pitched. Cincinnati’s offense floundered per usual getting only 3 hits on the night.
The Cincinnati offense scored one run Saturday night in the first inning. Their second game in a row where the team scored one run. Manager Bryan Price trotted out a new lineup Saturday, one that left many scratching their heads. Hot hitting Devin Mesoraco and Brayan Pena were left out of the lineup. Instead Neftali Soto and Tucker Barnhart took their places.
As for Homer Bailey the hard throwing texan got absolutely in the 4th inning. Bailey lasted only 3.2IP, giving up 7 hits and 6 earned runs throwing 92 pitches in that short time. Bailey is coming off and off season where the Reds signed him to a big, long term deal. At this point Bailey has not delivered.
The Phillies offense wasn’t done dominating the Reds after Bailey was removed. They jumped all over pitcher Sean Marshall in the 7th inning. Marshall would only last 0.2IP, giving up 5 earned runs in the process driving his ERA up to 12.15. Marshall has been roughed up a lot this year, like JJ Hoover manager Bryan Price continues to turn to them. Mind boggling stuff happening in Cincinnati.
There were no other highlights for the Reds Saturday. The lineup showed the Reds had turned in for Saturday’s game. Sunday’s game will see Tony Cingrani on the mound, his first start since spending 15 days on the DL.