From today’s Enquirer
Wednesday was one of the best days for the Reds’ minors as far as starting pitching. Josh Hall allowed one run on one hit, striking out six, for Double-A Chattanooga in a 5-1 loss to Mississippi.
At Sarasota, Bobby Basham allowed two runs over six innings in a 10-2 win over Palm Beach.
Both Hall and Basham are former top prospects coming back from shoulder surgery.
At Single-A Dayton, Homer Bailey, the No. 1 pick last year, returned to the rotation after missing a start with a sore arm. Bailey allowed one hit over four shutout innings. He walked two and struck out five.
Bailey is 1-1 with a 1.91 ERA. He’s allowed 20 hits and struck out 40 in 281/3 innings.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.