Originally written April 09, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
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The Cincinnati Reds (2-2) and the St. Louis Cardinals (4-1) have one of the best rivalries in all of baseball. The two teams met tonight for game one of a three game series here in early April. Homer Bailey took the ball for the Reds matched up against righty Jake Westbrook for the Cardinals. It was a game that saw the Cardinals defeat the Reds by a score of 7-1. Not many bright spots for the Reds, but nonetheless, let's take a look at the good, the bad, and the notables from the affair between the two teams: The Good - Not many bright spots for the Reds, but at the plate Phillips, Cozart, and Bruce all collected one hit.  - Bill Bray and Alfredo Simon each had a scoreless outing on the mound. They pitched a combined three innings while striking out five.  The Bad - Homer Bailey in 5.2 innings of work gave up four runs (all in the first). All four runs came on three home runs. After the first inning he settled down and gave up no runs after t...
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