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DannyB
07-08-2007, 11:21 AM
http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/redsinsider/2007/07/homer-down-lopez-up.asp
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Homer down, Lopez up

From the Reds:

The Reds today optioned to Louisville RHP Homer Bailey and recalled from Louisville IF Pedro Lopez.

Bailey wasn't going to pitch until after the break.

posted by John Fay at 10:01 AM

captainmorgan07
07-08-2007, 11:28 AM
good move it'll get him a start over the all star break on regular rest to keep him sharp.

Chi-Town Red
07-08-2007, 11:36 AM
I hope Lopez gets some AB'S like to see what he can do

rotnoid
07-08-2007, 11:38 AM
I hope Lopez gets some AB'S like to see what he can do

If Narron was still here, I'd say don't count on it, but with Hamilton and Castro both out, there may be an AB or 2 to go around.

LvJ
07-08-2007, 11:44 AM
At first I was like... WHAT THE.... But I remembered it's break time. :o

captainmorgan07
07-08-2007, 11:45 AM
with hamilton now out freel has to move to outfield full time till he returns. This leaves us with only keppinger off the bench to back up at second, short, and third. So the lopez call up is prolly is probably to allow keppinger to be a key pinch hitter and not have to save him for defense.

Marge'sMullet
07-08-2007, 11:53 AM
I wonder if Homer will actually go to Louisville. Is there a rule saying that he has to report and stay there?

Degenerate39
07-08-2007, 01:02 PM
Are they going to call him back up after the All-Star break? He had a really good game yesterday but didn't get the win (thanks Todd Coffey).

Prf15
07-08-2007, 01:03 PM
Good move to send Homer down and call up Pedro. Lopez has been on fire as of late in AAA and hopefully he gets some AB's.

Prf15
07-08-2007, 01:03 PM
Are they going to call him back up after the All-Star break? He had a really good game yesterday but didn't get the win (thanks Todd Coffey).

More than likely.

Krawhitham
07-08-2007, 01:13 PM
He is scheduled to pitch in what 8 days here in the majors, he has to stay in the minors for 10 days unless someone on the 25 man roster goes on the DL

So either Josh goes on the DL or maybe Homer can come back early if someone is traded, anybody know the rules on trades and bringing people back up?

Plus sending him down might allow the Reds to avoid the Super Two problem with Homer & arbitration

11larkin11
07-08-2007, 01:14 PM
I think in 8 days we may see Burton come down with another injury.

joshnky
07-08-2007, 02:41 PM
They're likely sending Homer down so that he can get a start on normal rest. I believe they did the same thing last year with Elizardo Ramirez who got a start in Class A over the break. No big deal, they just want to keep him on a routine.

AmarilloRed
07-08-2007, 03:25 PM
I have heard that some posters want him to work on developing his pitches in AAA. Do we think he might be there for the rest of the year? I would like to see him play all year in the majors

757690
07-08-2007, 03:29 PM
Yesterday, I mentioned how it would better to have 11 pitchers, a real back-up infielder and Kepp on the roster. I guess WK was paying attention with Bailey/Lopez move. Probably will only last until after the break, still it's nice to know that WK does what I ask. :) Any requests for me to make, now that I have WK's ear?

reds44
07-08-2007, 06:35 PM
Hopefully Lopez can get some AB's before going down. I think Josh will head to the DL after the break (and they will call Bray up), so PeLo should be able to stick around for awhile.

Not only was Lopez hitting .339 for the Bats, he was hitting .526 his last 10 games. He was on FIYAH.

He's only 23, so I'd like to see what he can do.

JLB5
07-09-2007, 08:47 AM
I have heard that some posters want him to work on developing his pitches in AAA. Do we think he might be there for the rest of the year? I would like to see him play all year in the majors

I think he's in the bigs to stay, just a one game trip down to stay on his regular rest. Good move considering he just pitched his best outing since being called up. He'll be back in Atlanta.

klw
07-10-2007, 11:27 AM
Actually I am a bit concerned about the move if the Reds have him do a normal full start in AAA. Bailey is still young and the Reds should limit his innings this year. Giving him a skip right now would seem to be a chance to keep him at a lower inning total without shutting him down early at the end of the year. Hopefully he will only pitch a few innings to continue to work on his mechanics.