Don’t even know how to start with this one. Offense – weak. Starting pitching – not sharp. Relief pitching – yuck. Defense – one error leading to an unearned run. Add it all up and you have a blow out.
Kevin Hart managed to scatter 13 outs among the 8 runs he gave up. Homer Bailey allowed just four hits and two runs in six innings. All told the Pirates managed just five hits. Joey Votto alone had four hits. Five different Reds knocked in two runs. Virgil Vasquez gave up three runs in the 9th.
Andrew McCutchen had two doubles and an outfield assist
All the aforementioned stuff.
Homer Bailey has six wins in 2009. Three of them are against the Pirates in the last month.
This was Votto’s fifth career four hit game. His seven hits over the last two games set a career mark for him.
Cutch’s doubles put him in the top five among MLB rookies in too many categories for me to count – runs, hits, doubles, RBI, total bases, hits, etc. It’s a close race in both leagues for Rookie of the Year. No one is having a monster year.
Hart has dropped six straight starts.
Brandon Phillips now has 17 RBIs against the Pirates in 2009.
Bucs need to go 7-5 to avoid 100 losses.