What was said after 1-0 loss
Plenty of information to come on Reds.com/MLB.com following the latest Reds shutout defeat on Saturday — a 1-0 final vs. the Brewers. Cincinnati has lost four of five after it had won eight of nine heading into San Diego.
Here are some quotes that did not make it into the game story:
“Homer pitched a great game. He wasn’t particularly sharp. He had a couple of leadoff walks that he worked around. To think that he went out there and pitched eight innings and was able to not only compete but hold Milwaukee to one run, that being a first run, was phenomenal. It gave us an opportunity to win the game.” — Reds manager Bryan Price on Homer Bailey
“It just took me an inning or two to find my groove. They scored in the first and I held them at bay after that. Hats off to Matt Garza. I guess I know what Tim Hudson feels like now. It’s a really good hitting team. They came in with good pitching today. It was a tough game.” Bailey on the Brewers.
“I just try and do my job. I’m just happy to assist there, and our infielders are some of, if not the best, in the league defensively overall. We take a lot of pride in our defense, and we were able to keep runs off the board.” — Reds RF Jay Bruce, who had third-out outfield assists in both the sixth and seventh innings.
“Obviously, after losing four in a row we needed a start like that. … He was able to come in and stop it. I wish we could put some more runs up, but their guy was pretty good, too. You have to give credit to him.” — Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
“That was really nice. We were talking earlier today that we needed one of our pitchers to have a big game. That was a big game.” — Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.