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Reds lose another game, maybe another arm

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The Reds lost for the third time in four games at Philadelphia, 10-4, on Thursday, but the health of the team's pitching staff is of greater concern.

Right-hander Homer Bailey left the game after the fourth inning because of a spasm in his throwing shoulder. Bailey did it by swinging at a pitch awkwardly. He returned to Cincinnati to be examined.

"He felt some discomfort on a swing," manager Dusty Baker said. "You could tell his velocity went down quite a bit after that. ... It seems like our guys are kind of falling right now. We just hope it's nothing serious."

The Reds put left-hander Matt Maloney on the disabled list before the game. His replacement, Daryl Thompson, pitched three innings Thursday.

"It's pouring," Baker said. "After Thompson, we really didn't have anything down there after last night's game."

The Reds played 19 innings Wednesday night. The bullpen, even with addition of Thompson, is running on fumes. Baker confirmed that Mike Leake will start Friday night's series opener in the Atlanta.

But the Reds could probably use a long man as well. Thompson, Carlos Fisher, who went 5 2/3 innings Wednesday, won't be available. Sam LeCure is dealing with a sore forearm.

"I don't know how many more changes we have," Baker said. "Walt (Jocketty) will be there in Atlanta tonight. We'll try to figure this thing out. We can't be sinking too much deeper, too faster."

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