Homer Bailey, Round Two.


107 Responses

  1. Justin

    A little late the thread appears:) Angels looking solid. Colon has been on cruise control it seems.

  2. DevilsAdvocate

    Huh. Gamethread appears an hour after it was posted.

    Bailey struggling a bit today, especially that long second inning. 58 pitches through three, and no K’s yet either.

  3. Justin

    True true. 4th inning looks better.

  4. Justin

    Trade Bait to Angels is 2 for 2 today with an RBI

  5. Justin

    fast inning……again. Colon is unfazeled today. what a way for him to snap his slump.

  6. Justin

    Bailey has settled some. Great pitch by Vlad the man….wow.

  7. DevilsAdvocate

    So Bailey has struck out only one – and it was Vladimir Guerrero. Wacky game, baseball.

  8. DevilsAdvocate

    Have never used ESPN’s gameday on a Mac. But I have used the MLB one, which worked fine.

  9. Justin

    2 errors by angels gives us a run. Brandon lets get a hit.

  10. DevilsAdvocate

    Nice piece of hitting by Hatteberg – down just one now, 3-2.

    Hatteberg has 3 of the Reds’ 5 hits. Dunn’s got the other two; together, 5 for 5.

  11. DevilsAdvocate

    Bailey has throw just 20 pitches the past two innings together. It’s earned him some more time on the mound.

    Hamilton removed from the game? No update yet.

  12. Justin

    interesting game that we have here. I like it. Colon looked unhappy that inning. an unearned run will do that for you.

  13. Justin

    none that I have heard. Bailey looks comfortable after rough start.

  14. Justin

    Bailey 6 IP 90 pitches. very good since the 2nd.

  15. Y-City Jim

    Bill, I use a Mac. I think I have had Gamecast up and running before.

  16. DevilsAdvocate

    Griffey! Just like that, tied at three.

  17. DevilsAdvocate

    Dizziness for Josh Hamilton. Could be heat exhaustion – too much sunshine.

  18. Y-City Jim

    Gonzo needs to make up for last night’s stupid error. He loses focus now and then.

  19. Justin

    5-3……Bailey will go to 2-0……Awesome.

  20. DevilsAdvocate

    Woohoo! Gonzalez wraps a flyball around the foul pole. 5-3!

  21. DevilsAdvocate

    And Bailey is still in the game, too – even better.

  22. Y-City Jim

    Let’s make Homer 2-0!!!

    If Bailey is 6-0 at the All-Star break does he get an invite?

  23. Y-City Jim

    Not a good way to start the inning!


  24. Y-City Jim

    Snarl and put them away, Homer!!!

  25. DevilsAdvocate

    Even if he gets the win today and goes to 2-0, Bailey is not pitching anywhere near All-Star level yet. Maybe he’ll start dominating once he gets the opportunity to pitch against NL clubs.

    Did Jered Weaver go to the All-Star Game last year after his fast start? He was 6-0 at the break . . . with a 1.12 ERA.

  26. Y-City Jim

    Need a K and a DP!!

    Up to Gary!! It is time for a new attitude, dude!!!

  27. Y-City Jim

    I like what Brantley is saying about Majewski and 0-2 counts. Put the ball where it needs to be.

  28. Matt W

    Walked in a run; wish I could have a beer at work 🙄

  29. Y-City Jim

    This guy has been give opportunity after opportunity. He’s healthy. There are no excuses!

  30. Matt W

    When’s the next bus to L’ville?

  31. DevilsAdvocate

    Well, Bailey gets to learn about the real Reds’ bullpen today.

  32. Jeff

    Why does Narron continue to put him in the game? He is horrible, what is so hard to understand? Majek comes in and blows it. Stop being so stubborn and stop playing him.

  33. Y-City Jim

    He has absolutely no clue where he is putting the ball.

  34. Y-City Jim

    Two of the last three losses are due to Majewski while the rest of the pen did an admirable job.

    Maybe the ought to have Majewski start a game as an attempt to shake him up.

  35. Matt W

    (47) That looks closer to a zip code than an ERA 😯

  36. DevilsAdvocate

    That ERA is on the rise. One of Stanton’s inherited runners scores, another is on the way . . . safe. Majewski sits now at 15.88 ERA.

  37. Jeff

    Why is Narron so stubborn with the horrible bullpen pitchers? He keeps throwing Coffey and Majewski. When will he learn that their stuff is not good and they are horrible?

  38. Y-City Jim

    Narron is an idiot for bringing in Majewski into a situation that he has failed in time and time again.

  39. John

    Man, Brantley is just dealing on this bullpen right now.

    “Somebody’ll pop up and be the closer. Well, you’re gonna ‘pop up’ in last place…”

  40. Jeff Gentil

    The problem is, you can’t throw Santos in there. He throws 85 mph. And you can’t throw weathers 3 innings a game.

  41. Y-City Jim

    Their stuff is fine. Their control is what is horrible.

  42. DevilsAdvocate

    So, 8-5. Also, incidentally, the two runners that Bailey left in Majewski’s care scored, so his ERA balloons to 5.73.

  43. Jeff Gentil

    Man, sometimes it’s really hard to be a Reds fan. I will never stop, but it’s really hard sometimes

  44. John

    This is turning into a good ol’ fashioned butt whippin’.

  45. Y-City Jim

    I wish Bailey would just unload in the locker room on Majewski and Stanton. I wish the entire team would unload on them.

  46. Y-City Jim

    The Angels are in it to win!!!

    The difference between a Mike Scioscia team and a Jerry Narron team.

  47. Jeff Gentil

    Another problem…the Reds have no one at AAA who can get ML batters out. And don’t say Salmon because he can’t either. Bill Bray is a long way away right now, too.

  48. Phil Rizzuto Parmesan

    Majewski stunk, but it was Homer that walked the first two batters. One thing we do know after two starts is that he has control issues. I’m wondering if everyone who thought he was ready still thinks he has nothing to learn at Louisville?

    He completed 6 and had the lead. His pitch count was 101. If it had stayed at 93, wonder what the score would be?

  49. Y-City Jim

    I’m not so sure that everyone thought he was necessary ready. It was just time for him to come up and learn at this level.

  50. Matt W

    Homer is doing fine and will be all right; the bullpen on the other hand…

  51. Y-City Jim

    Ross seems to be in a zone. Came up just short on that one.

  52. Y-City Jim

    Reds – 137 pitches
    Angels – 107

  53. Matt W

    Trade bait coming up with runners on 1st and 2nd

  54. river rat

    Edwin I command you to hit a game-tying homer!!!!

  55. river rat

    Edwin I command you to grab your glove and RUN to third base

  56. Phil Rizzuto Parmesan

    I’m not so sure that everyone thought he was necessary ready

    That’s not what I said. And I also didn’t say that Homer won’t be alright.

    He’s inefficient due to control problems. In 11 big league innings, he’s thrown 215 pitches. That’s a lot. I hate to see him keep logging that many pitches at this level just to figure out how to locate his breaking stuff. If he can do it at Louisville while being more efficient because AAA batters are easier to get out, it will save wear and tear on the arm.

  57. Y-City Jim

    AAA hitters are less likely to be as patient as MLB hitters. I have seen high pitch counts like this from several of the starters. Part of the problem is putting hitters away with two strikes.

  58. Y-City Jim

    Who is this Richard guy that Brennaman and Brantley are talking about?

  59. river rat

    What is Bailey’s go to pitch…with 2 strikes on a batter? The heater or the curve? So far when he has two strikes on a batter I haven’t seen him display any one particular finishing pitch.

  60. Y-City Jim

    Almost forgot the Paris Hilton news for the day:

    She is back in regular jail after almost a week in the medical facility.

  61. Y-City Jim

    I suppose it depends on the count.

  62. Y-City Jim

    Let’s load them up for a game winning Grand Slam in the bottom of the 9th!!!

  63. Y-City Jim

    BTW, nice job by Coffey in a non-pressure situation.

  64. Y-City Jim

    Come on, Reds!!! Give us something great to talk about!!!

  65. Y-City Jim

    Ex-Red Brandon Watson looks to extend his AAA hitting streak to 40 games tonight.

    BTW, what’s the timeline on Guardado?

  66. river rat

    Any one of the next three guys can tie this game…

  67. DevilsAdvocate

    Well – no matter how bad the bullpen gets, it’s funny how the Reds always seem to at least bring up the tying run in the ninth.

  68. river rat

    Please don’t walk Griffey…Please don’t walk Griffey…Please don’t walk Griffey…

  69. river rat

    Hit the homer then get traded…

  70. Matt W

    They at 5/3 last night that they thought Eddie would rejoin the team in Seattle

  71. Y-City Jim

    Is he not way ahead of schedule?

  72. Glenn

    If Narron EVER uses Majewski again, he’s an idiot! If talent were dynamite, he wouldn’t have enough to blow his nose.

  73. Matt W

    Not for sure what the schedule was; there was an article yesterday in the DDN about him being ready after going in back to back games over the weekend in AAA

  74. ChicagoRedsFan

    The Reds are 3-7 in games that the Majewk Man has appeared in this season…

  75. ChicagoRedsFan

    I’d take Cormier over Majewski any day!