Reds can't catch the fish

Well, I guess you can’t win ‘em all (or even one if you are the Houston Astros). The Reds’ winning streak was snapped last night as Homer Bailey struggled and the late-inning heroics were nowhere to be found. Final score: Marlins 5, Reds 3.

Bailey has struggled with his command in both starts. In 5 1/3 innings last night, he gave up eight hits and five runs while walking four. Dusty Baker had hoped Bailey could pitch deep into the game, allowing an overworked bullpen to rest. After facing four batters in the sixth, Daniel Ray Herrera relieved Bailey. Herrera allowed a hit, but closed out the inning with only one of the inherited runners crossing the plate. Mike Lincoln then pitched two shutout innings.

Paul Janish got the start at shortstop last night, his first of the season. Not surprisingly, he made some outstanding plays in the field. FSN’s Jim Day went as far to say that if Janish played everyday, he would win a Gold Glove. I just might have to agree. Janish also contributed at the plate with a double and home run.

The Reds can still take the series with a victory tonight.

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