Saturday, April 14, 2012

Offense continues to struggle as Reds lose 4-1

Will the offense still struggle as Brandon Phillips returns from injury to the starting lineup?

The Reds (3-6) lost again to the Washington Nationals (7-2) in what can only be explained by an ugly and frustrating showing by the offense.  The team managed only 2 hits and 1 run. Homer Bailey had a quality start but it just wasn’t good enough for the dreadful run production of the Reds.  Edwin Jackson looked masterful pitching a complete game for the Nationals allowing the single run and striking out 9 batters. The Reds have now lost 3 in a row and 5 of 6 games.  As always take a quick look at our recap of the game with the good, bad, and notables.

The Good
-It’s hard to find something good in a game such as this. But we will try and find something.
-Homer Bailey had a quality start by definition going 6 innings with 3 earned runs.
- The Team batted .500 with Runners in Scoring Position (although it was just 1-2)
-Brandon Phillips will be back in the lineup tomorrow and hopes to add something/anything at the top of the line up.

The Bad
-We can keep it short with one simple word OFFENSE.
- We are going to stay away from individuals, as it is clearly a team problem at the moment.
- The team struck out 9 times, only got 2 hits, and allowed Edwin Jackson to pitch a complete game throwing only 92 pitches! (Bailey threw 110 in 6 innings)

The Notables
-Mike Leake will take the mound tomorrow and hopes to put an end to the current losing streak
-With Scott Rolen’s next double he will tie Andre Dawson for 51st on the all-time MLB list

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