The first start for Homer Bailey following his July no-hitter came at Miller Park, a rough outing that began a stretch in which the right-hander has rarely looked like a dominant force.
Another look at the Brewers probably isn't what will help him out of his funk.
Bailey tries to end his career-long struggles against Milwaukee on Sunday and help his Cincinnati Reds avoid a third straight loss.
Bailey (7-10, 3.81 ERA) has made it through at least eight innings without allowing an earned run four times this season, the most notable of which was his second no-hitter in nine months July 2 against San Francisco.
But even with some occasionally untouchable stuff and a strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.25) that's among the NL's best, Bailey has had plenty of bouts of inconsistency. He's 2-4 with a 4.40 ERA in seven starts since the no-hitter, serving up eight homers in 45 innings as opponents have posted an .852 OPS that's among the worst in the majors in that stretch.
All four of the runs Bailey...