Phillies Limited by Bailey in 4-1 Loss – Phillies Nation

Phillies Limited by Bailey in 4-1 Loss

Homer Bailey pitches eight strong innings (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

The Phillies have lost eight of their last ten with Sunday’s 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

Homer Bailey pitched eight innings, allowing just one run.  The Phillies couldn’t get the big hits when they needed, going 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position, and leaving a total of eight men on base.  For the most part, the offense was silented by Bailey.  Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning to complete the save.

David Buchanan was tacked with the loss, although he pitched decently. Buchanan pitched six innings, allowing four runs on six hits. All of his trouble came in the fifth inning, when the Reds put up a four-spot.  Homer Bailey helped himself with a two-run single.  Billy Hamilton followed with a two-run bomb that put the Reds up 4-1.  It was all the offense the Reds needed.


*Jimmy Rollins had his 2,230th career hit. He needs five more to pass Mike Schmidt on the Phillies’ all time list.

*Sunday marked the Phillies’ 20th game in 20 days.  They will have a much-needed off day on Monday.  After Monday, the will play 21 games in 20 days.



  1. Double Trouble Del

    June 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    At what point will even the most die-hard supporters stop caring?

    • schmenkman

      June 8, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Well, never. That’s kind of what it means to be a fan.

      • Ryne Duren

        June 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm

        You are correct schmenk! I will say I don’t care out of anger of the preventable, but I do care. I’ve been a fan for 52 years! Hell I started following them right at the beginning of the ML record 23 game losing streak. I think actually that’s what endeared me to them. You know rooting for the underdog. Then came 1964! I was like yea! Even the Phillies can be good. And they were for a few years. But there was always that feeling that 1 or two players would get us back. I was devastated when the traded Allen. I always had that hope that things would get better. I tell my sons that the way they’re playing now won’t last forever, it’ll get better. Quicker actually than the old days because they’re willing to spend. They just need to be smart about it.
        My frustration comes from being almost 64 now and I wonder if I’ll live long enough to walk around goading about the Phils winning a lot. I say I don’t care sometimes as aself preservation thing I guess. But shhhhh I do! But I’m gonna piss an moan my way back. lol

      • wbramh

        June 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm

        Ryne – Consider yourself lucky that your sons are suffering along with you. My 23-year-ol son isn’t the least bit interested in baseball. All he cares about is money and women.
        I don’t know where I went wrong.

    • Lefty

      June 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      I’m 59 years old and have seen too many lean times to stop caring now. I’m neither ashamed or apologetic for that.

      The shame is that this time it looks like some of this mess may have been preventable. I don’t know that for certain, but surely some level of incompetence somewhere in the organization put the team in the dire straights they find themselves in now.

      Whether it was in scouting, development, management, ownership- or a million other places I know nothing about? I don’t know. But I’ll always be a baseball fan, and the Phils are my MLB team.

      • Double Trouble Del

        June 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm

        I also will not stop caring which is why I continue to visit this site. I am 53 and have endured a fair share of the lean years as well but you absolutely hit the nail on the head about why this time it seems harder to take: it was preventable.

      • Scotty Ingerton

        June 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm

        I’ll always be a fan, but that doesn’t mean accepting the bad management that led the organization down this path. It was 10 years between the last gasp WS appearance in 1983 and the lightening in a bottle (with a mix of roids) appearance in 1993. From there we waited another 15 seasons for the WFC. So, it wouldn’t surprise me if we’re another decade away from being a serious contender again. As Phillies’ fans we’re conditioned for this, but that doesn’t mean we should be happy about it. Especially, since unlike in the past, this team has one of the highest payrolls in the sport.

      • wbramh

        June 9, 2014 at 2:27 am

        And I’m 66 and… I’m sorry, what was the subject, again?

      • Lefty

        June 9, 2014 at 9:58 am

        @ Del, I get your point
        @ Scotty, I’m hoping to be here for a couple more decades
        @ wb, LMAO

      • Chuck A.

        June 9, 2014 at 10:03 am

        wb has Sometimers. Even at 55 I experience that ….a LOT!

    • Ken Bland

      June 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      “At what point will even the most die-hard supporters stop caring?”

      Can’t speak for ’em, only for myself, and I’m not one of the most die hard supporters of anything I can’t control.

      But I can tell you that Friday’s win did next to nothing for me. From 10 under, to 9 under. If the win served a purpose, it escaped me. I’ll watch, I’ll follow, but I don’t predict emotion and passion, but I doubt I’ll have much until there’s purpose to it, an undefinable situation.

      One really hoped that aloing the way, certain breaks from the Phils way of doing things would evolve. Too much stupidity glares from South Philly that reminds of archaic Phillies baseball.

      I think I crossed the care line during the Met series. I don’t really see how anyone in their right mind cares at this point, but maybe care is subject to varying definitions.

  2. Mike in NJ

    June 9, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Well I’m only 46, but I do remember teams as bad as this, but those teams didn’t have one of the highest payrolls in baseball. One of us would be a better GM than Ruin. I doubt any of us would have signed Papelbon to a 4 year/$52M deal, or extended Howard 2 years before we had to. I’m sure one of us could fix the BP in 3 years…

  3. wbramh

    June 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    How many of you know why Rick Reichardt (anybody else remember Rick) was once the highest-paid player in baseball… and before he ever played a single MLB game?

    Read up on the birth of the MLB draft.
    It’s an interesting and timely story.

    It wasn’t about creating parity on the field – it was about money, or more specifically, the owners not wanting to spend it on talent.

    • Ryne Duren

      June 9, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Vividly! seems like just yesterday. Don’t forget the Curt Flood debacle. If I remember he opened up the door to FA. And both instances were around the same 3-5 year period.

    • wbramh

      June 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Right Ryne – more like a gradual floodgate (pardon the play on words).
      While Flood lost his case, favorable rulings within the following few years led to the relatively easy FA players enjoy today. Had the owners not fought Flood’s suit, both sides would have been that much richer that much sooner-… but that’s the nature of the beast.

      As for pay scales for rookies and young MLers, it seems the Astro and Angels have become the Gene Autrys of 2014.

  4. Ryne Duren

    June 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Wow guys there’s a bunch of old guys here! Good ones too! Now I know why I like the comment section so much. All this knowledge and experience in one spot! OK I’ll shut up!

    • wbramh

      June 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      The PC term for us is “youth challenged.”
      Thank you.

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