- The Reds got crushed last night. Mike Leake and several relievers got beat around by a mediocre Philadelphia offense. The Reds were able to put up 5 runs against Halladay, but that wasn't nearly enough. You know what "Mama said." Let's see if Bailey can bounce back and get the Reds back on the winning track.
- Speaking of Bailey, the Reds don't think fatigue is the issue. As I opined in Friday's 'Rithmetic it's probably more likely that Bailey is simply pitching poorly right now. Bryan Price has noticed a mechanical flaw in Bailey's delivery lately. Fix it Homer.
- Fay has a "nothing to report" update on Mesoraco's appeal. In short, the Reds have "heard something," but they won't say what. In addition, that which they've heard is "tentative." Once this thing is settled, the Reds will be left in a tough position. The roster dynamics are strange. Hopefully Hanigan can just shoulder the load without the Reds having to make a move.
- Despite pitching poorly, Todd Redmond displayed his "Invisi-Ball," in his Major League debut this weekend. Fangraphs has a pretty cool breakdown of Redmond's inexplicably effective fastball. He doesn't throw it hard, and it doesn't have a lot of movement, but for some reason it is tough to hit.
- You can meet Barry Larkin.
- Billy Hamilton's stolen bases are exciting, but they also help his team(s) win. These kind of stats can be misleading, but they're still fun to look at. "He has 143 steals and scored 105 runs, which averages to 1.2 steals and 0.9 runs per game; 2.2 steals and 1.6 runs per win"
Red Reposter - Phrustrating Phillies
By Kerry Moss
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