20 year-old Homer Bailey (Reds #1 – 2004) pitched his first 6 inning game of the year. He gave up 3 R, only 1 ER, he allowed 4 H, and a BB while striking out 2. In 21.2 IP he has given up 12 H, 9 BB, and 4 ER, while striking out 13.
24 year-old 2B Drew Anderson (Reds #13 – 2004) went 1 for 3 with a solo HR.
25 year-old Richie Gardner (Reds #6 – 20030 pitched 6.2 innings giving up 1 ER, 4 H, and 2 BB. Gardner, who needs to get to Chattanooga this year, struck out 3. The California native has a 1.99 ERA with 10 K, 6 BB, and 16 H in 16 IP.
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Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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