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Game Fifty-Nine: Reds 4, Indians 3

Box Score
Win Probability Added @ Fangraphs

Highest WPA:

Ryan Garko .091
Jason Michaels .067
Trot Nixon .067

Lowest WPA:

Cliff Lee -.170
Franklin Gutierrez -.131
Grady Sizemore -.107

Cliff Lee actually pitched better tonight, though of his 4 hits allowed, three left the yard. Cliff did incorporate his curve into his pitching plan, which was good to see.

The story of the game, was Homer Bailey, who got the win in his major-league debut. He had to throw 114 pitches to get five innings in, a very high pitch count for someone that young, although his last pitch was a mid-90s fastball that David Dellucci waved at. Bailey is certainly not a finished product, but he has the stuff to get by while he refines his secondary pitches.

The Indians had four innings to get to the Reds' bullpen, one of the worst in baseball, but couldn't do it.

Next Up: Sowers vs. Belisle, 7:10 PM