2013 Reds / Homer Bailey

Game Thread: Giants at Reds (2013.07.02)

Well that was a fun one last night.  I would like to think the Reds were taking out some frustration last night and are going to continue that feeling with tonight’s game.  Perhaps frustration over last season, or just frustration over how the recent road trip went.  Either way, it was nice to see the good guys get an easy win.

Speaking of frustration, the Reds face the guy that got more publicity than anyone in last year’s NLDS loss to the Giants in the form of Tim Lincecum.  Lincecum has returned to the form he was during last year’s REGULAR SEASON and the Reds need to treat him as the pitcher he is now and was last season.  Not the guy that was brilliant in last year’s NLDS.

Yes, I keep mentioning last year’s NLDS in the hope that it sparks some sort of interwebs force that spurs this Reds team to GO!  I want revenge for last season.  No, mentioning it here on this little website won’t make the Reds play any better or harder, but dangit, I want REVENGE!!!  Shut ‘em down Homer!!! GO REDS!!!!!!!!!! (Yes, that’s more exclamation points than normal)

170 thoughts on “Game Thread: Giants at Reds (2013.07.02)

  1. Wasn’t it less than a full season ago when Homer was saying he couldn’t pitch in GABP??? Congrat, HOMER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anyone else catch Homer’s fleeting expletive?Hee hee.

      Yep. Probably still has a ton of adrenaline running through him. We’ll cut him some slack.

      • @magi210: Of course–if David Ortiz can say in on national television in an emotional moment, so can Homer after throwing a no-hitter.

    • @ToledoRedsFan: I just missed it. What went on?

      As far as I am concerned, in situations like this, so freakin’ what. There are times when people simply get emotional, and this is certainly a time to do that. If whining parents want to complain, use the time to teach your kids about what is right and wrong rather than complaining about Homer, the Reds, and MLB.

      • @steveschoen:

        Jeff P. from Fox Sports was interviewing him and asked something about the one baserunner. He said “Nah man, I just f**king walked a guy, it happens.” That was all. I wasn’t complaining about it–it was just strange to hear.

        I completely agree with you–I don’t care if he says it, particularly under the circumstances, where it’s emotional and he’s just accomplished something huge. Anyone who complains about something like that has their priorities outta whack.

  2. congrats, homer, and let’s go reds. I loved seeing that dugout go nuts with the last out running out to mob him. let’s take some momentum from this.

  3. Oh man just as Latos was about to give Homer the traditional pie in the face while being interviewed mlb.com cut the picture. Homer can thank me later, I didn’t do anything to jinx him. I hardly moved a muscle from the 8th inning on. Wow just Wow. What a great night of Reds baseball. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  4. What a treat tonight’s game was. A perfecto would have been really sweet but…Sleep well nation.

  5. There’s a time to whine and a time not to whine. I’m a little disappointed in Marty ending the broadcast by whining that Homer was not made available to them to be interviewed. Go Reds!

    • @Sergeant2:

      I was kinda disappointed in Marty at first too, but after thinking about it…who the hell is Homer Bailey to turn down an interview? I’ve never been the biggest Homer fan, but I can recognize when he is great, which he has been several times. However, he has been an average to perhaps slightly above average pitcher over the course of his career, this season included, and he should have done the interview. Nonetheless, a great game by him.

  6. Unbelievable – on a night that Homer pitches a no-no, Marty is griping about Homer not coning out to be interviewed on the radio. Marty, maybe it’s time to ride off into the sunset soon. You’ve officially turned into a Grumpy Old Man.

    • @concepcion13: No joke. This was a point of contention between my wife and me. She said it should be a rule you have to talk to Marty, whereas I stated it made him look like an idiot complaining about it.

    • @concepcion13:

      Did Homer do a Fox Sports Ohio interview? I was in the car on my way home. I heard Marty. Unless he said something nasty later, he didn’t seem to overly complain about it. Acknowledged a lot of people want to talk to Homer and Homer was headed into the clubhouse, so Sag couldn’t interview. Sag did interview Hanigan though.

        • @Steve Mancuso: I thought I heard Marty pointing his disappointment toward the Reds’ media relations staff for not making Homer available, but I was only hearing bits and pieces of the broadcast at that point.

  7. How long do we have control over Homer?

    Like so many other greats, he may have his won plans (and with 2 NO-NOs under his belt in less than a year – he is beginning to qualify as great)!

  8. Not sure anyone on the staff will see this.. but if you guys could get links to any transcripts of interviews or other commentary by folks on the team it would be appreciated. He deserves more than just the usual recap posting.. second no-hitter! I still can’t believe it.

  9. I tell you, I am so impressed with this guy and how much he has learned to pitch this past year and a half. Last year was a good year, yes. But, then, the difficult part is to repeat it. And, it doesn’t look like he’s lost a step. A couple of bad outings each year, yes. But, it wasn’t that long ago with Homer that we were talking he would have a couple of good outings in an entire season. He doesn’t seem to overthrow anymore, trying to strike everyone out. But, he still has the gas to do that if needed. He doesn’t get injured as much anymore. It seemed like he was going on the DL a couple times a season for his first several seasons. He seems to be becoming a real major league pitcher. I tell you, I have read some posts that were calling for us to trade Homer as a good trade piece. Part of me just that think of that anymore. I can’t help thinking about locking Homer and Latos up, possibly Leake also if Cueto doesn’t get fixed up.

    As well as, what you see from Cueto and Homer is why many don’t think Chapman would make a good starter. Homer and Cueto can hit locations, top or bottom, left or right, fairly effectively. Chapman doesn’t seem to have that ability imo. And, you hear Chris Welsh say it before, “No pitch better than a well-located fastball.” Pete Rose has said, “Major league hitters will be able to catch up to any fastball when thrown right down the middle of the plate.”

  10. Funny. I picked tonight to go see an early showing of The Lone Ranger, which was excellent by the way. But I was getting notifications during the game on my I-Phone. Listened to the 8th and 9th innings on my ride home. Congrats Homer!

  11. Here’s something to chew on: Homer’s no-hitter last year was in his next-to-last regular season start. This one was in his 17th of the year (if my math is right.)

    That’s 2 no-hitters in less than 20 starts. Nice!

  12. Listening to the post game report.. I thought Dusty was lying about the number of no-hitters that he was involved in. Looking at the stats it appears over his playing and managing career he has been in and around about 7 of them.

  13. Groan… went to the Wahoos game in Jax last night to support the Reds AA team and thus missed watching the no-hitter live on MLB network. To top it off after a great start from Renkin and up 5-2 after 7, the bullpen choked it away with 2 in the 8th and a walk-off HR in the 9th for a 6-5 loss. Can’t blame Delino DeShields (the next manager of the expansion Montreal Expos – you heard it here first) as he just doesn’t have anything to work with, especially with RP in the system playing a level too high thanks to the Reds bullpen injuries.

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