CINCINNATI -- Juan Pierre was blunt about his performance Saturday.
"The ugliest day of the season," Pierre said after going 0 for 6, striking out three time for the second straight day, missing a fly ball in left, and failing to drop down a critical bunt in the fourth.
Manager Mike Redmond said he would sit the slumping veteran on Sunday.
"I'm not sure what's going on," Redmond said of his slumping leadoff hitter. "He's just in one of those funks."
Pierre went down looking in all three of his whiffs Saturday. It marked only the third time in his career that he struck out at least twice in consecutive games. Perhaps even more troubling to the Marlins: Pierre's .225 on-base percentage is the worst in the majors among leadoff men with at least 50 plate appearances.
"It's been ugly," Pierre said. "It's been ugly throughout the whole season, and this capped it off right there. It's one you've got to have amnesia on, for sure."
On the season, Pierre has struck out 10 times but drawn only one walk.