CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 8: Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the third inning of the game against the hiladelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park on June 8, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Final: Reds 4 Phillies 1 Boxscore Video HERE
Homer Bailey was at his best this season, helped himself with the bat and got help with the bat and glove from Billy Hamilton to take 2 of 3 from the Phillies. The Reds scored all their runs in the 5th inning.
*Ok, I won't ask you to step onto the bandwagon, but how about taking a step back from the ledge?
*Reds now 29-32, 15-15 GABP, 7.5 back of Milwaukee, 3 out of Wild Card.
*Bailey: 8 IN, 6 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 7 K, was hitting 97mph in 8th. Started 8th inning at 106 pitches, but plowed through Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Dominic Brown around a Marlon Byrd single. 121 pitches/79 strikes....now 7-3 4.60. He's won a career best 4 straight starts (9 R, 27 IN, 3.00) and 6 of last 8 decisions. Had been 0-4 in 9 career starts vs Phillies, allowed season high 6 ER in 3.2 IN last start vs PHIL.
T3: Utley SC, 1-0 Phils
B5: Todd Frazier single up middle, Zack Cozart doubled the other way, Bailey 2-RB single, 2-1 Reds, Hamilton 2-run HR, 4-1 Reds
*Billy: 2-run HR, heck of a running catch/almost DP.
*Donald Lutz got start at 1B: 0-3, 2 K
*Jay Bruce went the other way vs shift for hit.
*Reds hitters: 0 BB, 8 K....continues to amaze me.
*Mesoraco 0-3, 3 K, suffering from a case of regression, 0 last 17, down to .304.
*Pitching, pitching, pitching: 13th time Reds pitchers have held opposition to 1 run or less (13-3).
Aroldis Chapman: 1 IN, 3 K, 9th save, ERA 1.38.
Next up: Dodgers at GABP for 3 games.
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 8: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a two-run home run in the fifth inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park on June 8, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 4-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)