Reds aim to cap sweep of Bucs behind Bailey
The opportunity for the Reds to hand the Pirates their first home sweep since 2012 presents itself Thursday with Homer Bailey on the mound opposite Jeff Locke at PNC Park. Source
Reds vs Pirates
7 – 3 ERA 4.68
8 – 5 ERA 3.20 (Career vs PIT)
In Friday’s no-decision vs. the Crew, Bailey had a long fourth inning that brought him up to 70 pitches. He course-corrected and used only 22 over the next two scoreless innings. He seems to have righted himself the past 11 starts after a bad April.
1 – 1 ERA 3.58
2 – 2 ERA 4.26
0 – 0 ERA 4.57
2-0 ERA 0.42
0-1 ERA 1.06
2-7 ERA 4.52
1 -Billy Hamilton doubles (11) on a soft line drive to left fielder Starling Marte.
1 – With Joey Votto batting, Billy Hamilton steals (29) 3rd base.
3 – Billy Hamilton grounds out, third baseman Pedro Alvarez to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Billy Hamilton strikes out swinging.
8 – Billy Hamilton strikes out swinging.
10 – Billy Hamilton grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
1 – Todd Frazier grounds out, third baseman Pedro Alvarez to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
3 – Todd Frazier called out on strikes.
6 – Todd Frazier singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Starling Marte. Todd Frazier out at 2nd, left fielder Starling Marte to second baseman Josh Harrison.
8 – Todd Frazier singles on a ground ball to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
10 – Todd Frazier singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
10 – With Brandon Phillips batting, Todd Frazier caught stealing 2nd base, pitcher Jared Hughes to second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
1 – Joey Votto out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Billy Hamilton scores.
4 – Joey Votto doubles (12) on a sharp line drive to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
6 – Joey Votto grounds out to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
8 – Joey Votto flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
10 – Joey Votto flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
1 – Brandon Phillips grounds out, second baseman Josh Harrison to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
4 – Brandon Phillips flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Joey Votto to 3rd.
6 – Brandon Phillips grounds out softly to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
8 – Brandon Phillips grounds into a force out, shortstop Clint Barmes to second baseman Josh Harrison. Todd Frazier out at 2nd.
11 – Brandon Phillips lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
2 – Jay Bruce flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
4 – Jay Bruce out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Joey Votto scores.
7 – Jay Bruce grounds out, first baseman Gaby Sanchez to pitcher Tony Watson.
9 – Jay Bruce flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
11 – Jay Bruce grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
2 – Devin Mesoraco grounds out, third baseman Pedro Alvarez to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
4 – Devin Mesoraco lines out softly to second baseman Josh Harrison.
7 – Devin Mesoraco walks.
9 – Devin Mesoraco homers (10) on a fly ball to left field.
11 – Devin Mesoraco grounds out softly to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
2 – Chris Heisey reaches on a fielding error by first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Chris Heisey flies out to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
7 – Chris Heisey flies out to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
9 – Chris Heisey flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
12 – Chris Heisey strikes out on a foul tip.
2 – Zack Cozart grounds out, shortstop Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Zack Cozart walks.
7 – Zack Cozart singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Devin Mesoraco to 2nd.
9 – Zack Cozart doubles (12) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen, deflected by left fielder Starling Marte.
12 – Zack Cozart grounds out, shortstop Jordy Mercer to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
3 – Homer Bailey grounds out, second baseman Josh Harrison to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Homer Bailey out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Chris Stewart to second baseman Josh Harrison. Zack Cozart to 2nd.
7 – Ryan Ludwick grounds out softly, second baseman Josh Harrison to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
9 – Brayan Pena lines out to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
12 – Tony Cingrani grounds out, pitcher Justin Wilson to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
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Homer Bailey and the Reds look to gain ground on Milwaukee Brewers
The Reds will send Homer Bailey to the hill at Miller Park on Friday as they try to gain ground on the NL Central-leading Brewers. Milwaukee will counter with Matt Garza to open the three-game set. Source
Reds vs Brewers
Homer Bailey 34 | P
7 – 3 ERA 4.60
4 – 7 ERA 5.21 (Career vs MIL)
Bailey tossed eight strong innings to earn his seventh win Sunday against the Phillies, allowing one run on six hits while walking three and striking out seven. In 17 career starts against Milwaukee, he is 4-7 with a 5.21 ERA.
Matt Garza 22 | P
4 – 4 ERA 4.42
1 – 3 ERA 6.34 (Career vs CIN)
After posting a 5.00 ERA in April and 4.65 in May, he has allowed three earned runs in 12 1/3 innings so far in June, posting his first back-to-back victories in a Brewers uniform. But Garza is still grinding through games.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart is starting to become one of my favorite players to watch on the Reds this season. The kid is already being named RHP Homer Bailey’s main catcher and he is a lot of fun to watch hit. Of course once Devin Mesoraco comes back off the dl, Barnhart will be sent down to AAA but he is a great option to have just in case something happens to Mesoraco again. And of course, Brayan Pena is doing great also both as a catcher and a hitter.
Tucker Barnhart has only played a few games this season but I thought I would share stats on what pitchers he has faced and what he has done against them. I am looking forward to seeing what this kid can do in a full season with the Reds. He actually looks more comfortable behind the plate then Devin Mesoraco does. And I can tell he is a lot more focused during the game too.
Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart vs pitchers in 2014
AB H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Marco Estrada 3 1 1 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 Dillon Gee 3 2 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 Lance Lynn 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Randy Choate 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jim Henderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 Brandon Kintzler 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pat Neshek 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Hector Rondon 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Brian Schlitter 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Carlos Torres 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Rob Wooten 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Groundout 28.57% Flyout 28.57% Strikeout 14.29% Sac Bunt 9.52% Single 9.52% Lineout 4.76% Home Run 4.76%
Cincinnati Reds lost in extra innings tonight to Boston Red Sox when LF Grady Sizemore (3 for 6) hit a ball off the Green Monster, scoring DH David Ortiz. (2 for 4)
Reds RHP Homer Bailey went 6 innings giving up 5 hits, 3 earned runs with 5 walks and 5 strike outs. J.J. Hoover then came in and pitched 1.1 IP giving up only one hit and striking out one. Manny Parra came in for 1 IP and struck out two. Sam LeCure pitched 1.2 IP and walked two and gave up one hit. The Logan Ondrusek came in for 1 IP and gave up four hits with one run getting the loss in the 12th inning.
It was a great game and at some points in the game it looked liked the Red Sox were out playing the Reds but they just kept getting the plays needed to keep in it. This game could have gone either way, even with SS Zach Cozart (2 for 5) not running in the 9th inning off a bunt hit by RF Chris Heisey. (1 for 6)
It is that time once again when Cincinnati Reds fans wait to see what happens after MLB Winter Meetings. The last two years have been good to us around this time with trades for Shin-Soo Choo, Mat Latos and Sean Marshall. What will be under the Christmas tree this year for Reds fans? Only time will tell and I am very excited to see what happens next.
There have been a lot of rumors lately with 2B Brandon Phillips being traded. Along with RHP Homer Bailey (which Walt Jocketty shot down saying they were trying to re-sign him, not trade him.) Aroldis Chapman has even been thrown into some of the trade rumors, along with Sean Marshall. Brandon Phillips was in the New York Yankees trade rumor where the Reds would get OF Brett Gardner for Phillips straight up but the Yankees turned down that deal wanting to hold onto Gardner for a starting pitcher.
Reds have been rumored to be very interested in free agent 2B Omar Infante which would lead to a Brandon Phillips trade coming soon, or would it? Some say Infante would play 3B or OF. There is also another rumor going around that Matt Kemp would come to the Reds for Homer Bailey and Brandon Phillips. But I would not put too much thought into that one due to the fact that Kemp would cost more money then Phillips which would then put the Reds and Walt Jocketty in even worse shape financially. There were also rumors of Bronson Arroyo being signed back to the Reds but Walt Jocketty told reporters right away that he just wanted to sit in with Arroyo’s agent and see where they were with contract talks and thought he owed it to Arroyo to at least listen due to what he has done for the Reds. Jocketty also told reporters that the Reds had to move on with trying to re-sign Shin-Soo Choo which makes sense due to the contract he is looking for with his agent Scott Boras.
If Cincinnati Reds do trade Brandon Phillips it will be for a one year rental OF player where they then will spend the money owed to Phillips to signing Homer Bailey to a big contract extension. They then would go after Omar Infante (if they could afford him) and a backup switch hitting middle infielder.
Cincinnati Reds won today against San Diego Padres (4-1) at PetCo Park in a much-needed win for the Reds. Homer Bailey was pitching great and went 8.1 innings allowing 6 hits, 1 run getting 7 strike outs. He has really become a great pitcher to watch now. Aroldis Chapman pitched 0.2 innings to get his 25th save.
Derrick Robinson went 1 for 4 with 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strike out. He layed down a few very nice bunts in this game and so did Zack Cozart who went 2 for 4 with 1 run and 1 strike out. Cozart batted 7th in the batting order while Robinson batted number 1 again. Chris Heisey went 2 for 5 with 1 run and 1 RBI. Joey Votto went 1 for 4 with 2 RBI while Brandon Phillips went 3 for 5 with a home run. Jay Bruce went 1 for 4 and Todd Frazier continues to slump by going 0 for 4 with 2 strike outs. Corky Miller went 1 for 3 and is always a great player to watch play behind the plate. I still think he will be the manager of the Reds one day. Or should I say, I hope he is the manager of the Reds one day? Either way I really would like to see him manage at the pro level later in his life.
Todd Frazier has not got a hit since July 25 when he went 2 for 4 against Los Angeles Dodgers. He went 0 for 4 with 2 SO July 31. 0 for 4 vs. Padres on July 30. 0 for 3 on July 29 vs. Padres. O for 3 vs. Dodgers on July 28. 0 for 3, July 27 and O for 3 on July 26 vs. the Dodgers. So he went 2 for 24 against Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres in 7 games. Vs. San Francisco Giants the series before he went 8 for 17 with 6 RBI. He is due to come out of the slump and starting hitting again.
I have moved on from shaking my head and yelling at the TV for players like Drew Stubbs (who was traded) and Homer Bailey (who is now starting to pitch well) to a new target who seems to just get deeper and deeper on my … list. Devin Mesoraco has made some plays lately that have had me not only screaming at my TV but very close to throwing things at it too. But, I am trying to let the youngster grow up and learn from his mistakes like I was supposed to do with Drew Stubbs and Homer Bailey. Some days though, it is very hard not to yell. I just sit and chew on my tea tree toothpicks and hope he learns fast. It seems like he is just not in the game mentally some days and this is not a good thing when you are a catcher. I won’t even get started on his base running.
Now don’t get to upset with this rant, I like the kid and hope the scouts are right about him, but there are days when I really can’t understand some of the things he does. I guess this is the growing pains we fans have to put up with in order to have the star player everyone promises.