The Phillies and Reds went scoreless into the bottom of the ninth before heavy rain forced a delay and postponement. The game will resume Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., with the Reds at-bat and no outs in the backend of the ninth.
The third and final game of the series will take place afterward and no earlier than the scheduled time of 7:10 p.m.
Prior to the postponement, the Phillies and Reds combined for four hits and 17 strikeouts.
For the Phillies, history has not been on their side of late.
On Tuesday night -- just like Monday -- the Phillies’ sputtering offense saw a pitcher it had historically hit well.
And just like Monday, the Phillies’ sputtering offense continued its struggles in what seemed like another favorable matchup.
Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey entered the game with a lifetime record of 0-3 against the Phillies and an ERA of 5.29. But you would not have guessed it after watching Tuesday’s game.
Bailey baffled the Phillies for eight innings, holding Charlie Manuel’s club to two hits, while punching out 10 -- and it took only 89 pitches to do so.
The Phillies’ offense, mired in a five-game funk, is 34 for its last 164 (.207).
Kyle Kendrick answered Bailey’s effort with seven shutout innings. He gave up two hits and stuck out four, lowering his ERA to 3.38.
Antonio Bastardo pitched another scoreless inning in relief. The lefty has thrown six innings thus far without allowing a run.
In the final game, John Lannan opposes Cincinnati’s Mike Leake.