|Bailey's start was wasted as the Reds lost in the ninth.|
Let's look at the good, the bad and the notables from the deflating loss:
-Bailey struck out six over 6.1 innings, allowing three total runs, just two earned, on seven hits and two walks. He also helped himself, driving in a run with an RBI single in the second inning.
-Big Logan Ondrusek hurled 1.2 perfect innings with two strikeouts.
-Jay #Bruuuuuce was 3-4, with two RBI, which came on a two-run home run. He raised his batting average to .268 on the season.
-Scott Rolen hit his second homer in as many games, a solo shot while pinch-hitting for Bailey in the bottom of the seventh.
-Brandon Phillips had two hits and two runs scored, while Drew Stubbs also collected two more hits including a double.
-Zack Cozart continues to cool off since his hot start, going 0-5 on the day. He is now batting .264.
-Chris Heisey did not help his cause for starting, finishing 0-4 as well, while Ryan Ludwick got a pinch-hit knock in the eighth.
-Joey Votto went 1-5, striking out twice, including for the final out of the game.
-Sean Marshall (0-2) blew his first save for the Reds and took the loss, giving up a three-run homer to Angel Pagan in the top of the ninth, ballooning his ERA to 6.14.
-The loss snaps a season long three-game winning streak for the Reds.
-Bailey drew the ire of some fans and the concern of others who thought he might be injured, by jogging to first after bunting into a double play in the fourth inning. He responded throwing back-to-back 1-2-3 innings in the fifth and sixth.
-Bruce broke a homerless streak of 58 at-bats with his sixth-inning dinger.
-Marty Brennaman may or may not be infatuated with Lady Gaga, but he made several mentions of her in today's radio broadcast.
-17,317 fans were disappointed at Great American Ball Park.