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Bailey just didn't bring his 'A' game this time around
You can't win 'em all, right? That's precisely what the Reds (15-14) must be thinking after falling to the Brewers (13-17), 8-3, on Tuesday. Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo (2-3) muffled the Cincinnati offense over his six, fine innings of work. Meanwhile, his counterpart Homer Bailey was less than superb in this one -- dropping his third game in four decisions this season.
The loss sets up a pivotal rubber match on Wednesday that could mean the difference between a series win (and successful road trip) or not.
Here's a look at the good, the bad and some notables from game two of the series:
- Jay Bruce continues to look like the second-best hitter in the league this year behind LA's Matt Kemp. The right fielder went 2-4 with a HR (10) and two RBI (23). He's currently hitting .306 on the campaign.
- Brandon Phillips and Zack Cozart both had two-hit games as well...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Who needs an Ace? Not the Reds, they already have one.
Reds kept their series win streak alive in dramatic fashion, perhaps a bit too
dramatic, taking two of three in Milwaukee after a 2-1 victory over the Brewers
on Wednesday afternoon. It was more than just any victory, though, as this one
felt a little bit bigger. All the info after the break…
5/7 Game Review
Louisville lost 4-2. Box Score
Chris Valaika went 1-4 with a run.
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a HR (4) and 2 RBI.
Bill Rhinehart went 3-3.
Corky Miller went 1-3.
Scott Carroll threw a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout.
Travis Webb threw a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout.
The offense continues to struggle. Corky Miller pushed his average...
ESPN released the latest edition of their weekly MLB Power Rankings on Monday and the Redlegs came in solid at no. 12. That's an improvement of five spots from last week's ranking (17th) -- only the Angels and Orioles made bigger jumps during that span (+6).
The team's rise in the poll was undoubtedly aided on the strength of a 3-2 record, which included a...
Cincy did something on Monday night that they had done just one other time in the past ten months, and that's win a game played on the first day of the week. The Reds took advantage of another great start by Bronson Arroyo (2-1) in upending the host Brewers (12-17) by a tally of 6-1. Dusty Baker's bunch was previously 1-10 in their past 11 games played on Monday (dating...
From the Reds...
CINCINNATI (May 9, 2012) — The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum’s 2012 Big Red Machine bobblehead series, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, continues in May with the release of the George Foster bobblehead, the second in the six bobblehead collection.
The George Foster bobbleheads are free with full-price paid admission to the Reds Hall...
The Blaze are two games back in North
Division of the California League.
Norfolk 4 Louisville 2
-It was a deja vu loss for the Bats (10-22) who dropped their fourth straight contest. Jeff Francis (2-4) allowed all four earned runs in his seven innings. Scott Carroll and Travis Webb each tossed a perfect inning with a strikeout.
-CF Denis Phipps provided the only offense...
The Cincinnati Reds activated third baseman Miguel Cairo from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, and to make room on the roster, the Reds sent Willie Harris outright to Triple-A Louisville. Harris, who signed a minor-league deal in January, was batting .086 for the Reds this season. Cairo, 38, has been on the disabled list since April 17 because of a strained left hamstring...
The Cincinnati Reds are now without a left-handed bat off the bench. The club activated Miguel Cairo from the disabled list before Monday's game. To clear a roster spot, Cincinnati outrighted Willie Harris to Class AAA Louisville. Harris was the only left-handed hitter on the bench, but he's struggled so badly that the Reds kept Todd Frazier at Harris' expense. ...
5/8 Game Review
Louisville lost 11-4. Box Score
Felix Perez went 1-3.
Denis Phipps went 1-3.
Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a run.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-4 with a run.
Chris Valaika went 1-4 with a double, RBI and a run.
Mike Costanzo went 2-4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and a run.
Corky Miller went 1-4 with an RBI.
Carlos Fisher threw 2 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
Josh Judy threw...
5/9 Game Review
Louisville won 6-5. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a double and RBI.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-3 with a walk and solo HR (2).
Danny Dorn went 0-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
Chris Valaika went 2-4 with a run.
Mike Costanzo went 1-3 with a run and RBI.
Pedro Villarreal allowed 2 earned (5 total) in 5.2 innings with no walks and 7 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw...
Like the Cincinnati Reds in 2011, the Milwaukee Brewers are having some difficulty in the early stages of their NL Central title defense.
The injury-plagued Brewers will try to get headed in the right direction during their first matchup with the Reds this season, a three-game series that opens Monday night at Miller Park.
Milwaukee claimed its first division title since 1982 last...
Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run and Bronson Arroyo pitched solidly into the seventh inning, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
Bruce's ninth home run capped a five-run fourth inning off Marco Estrada (0-2). It extended his hitting streak to 10 games and Bruce is batting .405 (15 for 37) with six home runs and 12 RBIs during...
Every now and then I'll find myself perusing around YouTube for some good, Reds-related video I can post on the blog. And this is what I happened to find in my latest search.
Seen here is prime NL Rookie of the Year candidate Zack Cozart discussing his road to recovery from Tommy John surgery. This video clip was obviously produced and aired prior to the start...
The 'Big Three' came through with back-to-back-to-back hits
during the fourth inning of last night's 6-1 victory. Jay Bruce
cashed 'em in with his 9th homer of the year -- a 463-ft bomb
that nearly cleared the stadium in right center.