And they’ll both have to wait until Wednesday afternoon to see if it means anything for their team.
The Phillies and Reds will resume Tuesday’s game at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the series finale. The game is scoreless and will begin in the bottom of the ninth with Zack Cozart, Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips due up.
The teams had two hits apiece in a game that started 90 minutes late and had rain throughout.
For the first time in his career, Kendrick allowed no runs and two or fewer hits over at least seven innings. His final line was: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K. He induced 13 groundouts — two in every inning except the sixth. KK held Votto, Phillips and Jay Bruce hitless in seven at-bats, with four groundouts and three strikeouts.
Bailey was even better. He became the fifth pitcher in the history of baseball to strike out 10 batters and allow two or fewer hits in under 90 pitches. The last pitcher to do it was David Cone, in his perfect game in 1999. Jim Bunning did it, as well, in his 1964 perfecto.
Ben Revere continues to struggle mightily at the plate. He was 0-for-4 with his 10th strikeout of the season, putting him on pace for 115. Revere has 10 Ks in 63 plate appearances. His 10th strikeout last year came in his 174th plate appearance.
Revere just isn’t getting it done at the top of the order. He’s batting .207/.258/.207. His on-base percentage is 97 points lower than the National League average for leadoff batters.
The Phillies have scored in seven of their last 53 innings.
The offense has been absolutely pitiful after the third inning of games. In innings 4-9, the Phils are hitting .184/.241/.297. I don’t even know how that’s possible.