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brm7675
05-26-2011, 06:32 PM
Words from Reds reporter Mark Sheldon..

Bailey to get checked out
Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey was headed back to Cincinnati Thursday afternoon after he suffered a right shoulder spasm during a 10-4 loss to the Phillies. Bailey allowed four runs and five hits with one intentional walk and two strikeouts for a no-decision. The injury came as a hitter during a fourth-inning at-bat when he grounded out to first base. The club did not know the seriousness of the injury.

“He said he just felt some discomfort on the swing when he was hitting,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “You could tell his velocity went down quite a bit after that.”

Bailey has been exceptional this season with a 3-1 record and 3.00 ERA five starts. His season started on the disabled list because of an impingement in the same shoulder.

“It’s a little different,” Baker said. “He just said he felt pain when he went to reach when he was swinging. We’ll have to wait to see what we hear from Dr. Kremchek tomorrow.”

This was a development the Reds didn’t need. Not after Volquez got sent down on Monday. Not after Arroyo lasted 2 2/3 innings on Monday and had to get an MRI Tuesday because of back pain. And certainly not after they endured a gut-wrenching 19-inning loss on Wednesday.

Sorry but this is just not a good sign. Back in ST when he was diagnosed with the shoulder issue a medical site I read said that this type of injury will lead to the shoulder needing to be medically repaired. I am willing to bet we may have seen Homer for the last time this season and maybe forever as a Red.

BluegrassRedleg
05-26-2011, 06:47 PM
A definite concern, but waaaaaaay to premature to venture a guess on what it means long-term.

The most disappointing thing is it resurfaces right when he seemed to be putting the mental aspect of pitching together with his physical gifts.

smixsell
05-26-2011, 07:05 PM
A definite concern, but waaaaaaay to premature to venture a guess on what it means long-term.

The most disappointing thing is it resurfaces right when he seemed to be putting the mental aspect of pitching together with his physical gifts.


Spot on. I'll be praying for Homer tonight.

Hillsdale87
05-26-2011, 08:07 PM
Sorry but this is just not a good sign. Back in ST when he was diagnosed with the shoulder issue a medical site I read said that this type of injury will lead to the shoulder needing to be medically repaired. I am willing to bet we may have seen Homer for the last time this season and maybe forever as a Red.

I may be remembering wrong, but I didn't think there was a lot of concern from the Reds regarding Bailey's injury in Spring Training. It's definitely disappointing that he got hurt at this point, but it's way too early to assume that Bailey's career is over.

Krawhitham
05-26-2011, 08:16 PM
How does one jump from shoulder spasm to career ending injury?

AHHHH, I know this is The Sun Deck and here at The Sun Deck the sky is always falling

Natty Redlocks
05-26-2011, 08:36 PM
Rolen didn't start today I think hes dead

ruREaDy2
05-26-2011, 09:01 PM
Matt Maloney put on the DL yesterday. Word on the street is that it doesn't look like he'll be able to lift his arm above his chest ever again....

In all seriousness though, it sucks for Bailey to have this happen right when he seems like he's putting it all together. Although the injury is concerning, I believe it is WAY too early to be speculating about the potential of it being career-ending. Nonetheless, here's to Homer for a speedy recovery!

Prf15
05-26-2011, 09:03 PM
Rolen didn't start today I think hes dead

LOL

I literally was rolling on the floor when I read that.

@OP - I think you are being way too concerned at this point. Yes any issues with the shoulder can be troublesome but to already call his career over is over the top.

redsfan_12
05-26-2011, 11:30 PM
Are we gonna have any pitchers left?

R_Webb18
05-26-2011, 11:53 PM
if it was any other pitcher id be worried a lil but with baily how could you not be rly worried? the guy gets hurt every yr

arkimadee
05-27-2011, 03:35 AM
remember a week and a half ago when we swept the Cards? what in the hell happenend?

The DARK
05-27-2011, 03:46 AM
remember a week and a half ago when we swept the Cards? what in the hell happenend?

Pretty much exactly what happened after the Cards swept us last year.

TheBigLebowski
05-27-2011, 06:50 AM
What this guy has done for the reputation of the Sun Deck is reminiscent of what the Flowbee did for home hair-cutting.

Old NDN
05-27-2011, 08:22 AM
Where in the article did it suggest that it could be a career-ending injury?

bounty37h
05-27-2011, 11:02 AM
How does one jump from shoulder spasm to career ending injury?

AHHHH, I know this is The Sun Deck and here at The Sun Deck the sky is always falling

Theres crazy's everywhere, dont limit it to here and the rest of us :)!

brm7675
05-27-2011, 11:14 AM
How does one jump from shoulder spasm to career ending injury?

AHHHH, I know this is The Sun Deck and here at The Sun Deck the sky is always falling

Simple the problem is in his shoulder, a problem he had in ST and according to almost every medical web site, the type of injury he had in ST almost always results in major surgery. that is the problem...

brm7675
05-27-2011, 11:17 AM
Where in the article did it suggest that it could be a career-ending injury?

Any issue with a pitcher the type that Homer is who has a history of arm issues and then this spring had more issues only to see "spasms' occur after only 4 starts has to be of concern.

mr. red
05-27-2011, 11:21 AM
Any issue with a pitcher the type that Homer is who has a history of arm issues and then this spring had more issues only to see "spasms' occur after only 4 starts has to be of concern.


It is something to be concerned about, but I would be more concerned if he injured his shoulder while he was on the mound. He stated that he felt the discomfort swinging the bat.

Maybe he goes on the DL, maybe he is done for the year, but there is no way his career is over.

brm7675
05-27-2011, 11:26 AM
It is something to be concerned about, but I would be more concerned if he injured his shoulder while he was on the mound. He stated that he felt the discomfort swinging the bat.

Maybe he goes on the DL, maybe he is done for the year, but there is no way his career is over.

If something as basic as 'swinging a bat' is going to cause issues, then that to me is HUGE. If his body can't handle that motion then how can it handle the unnatural aspect pitching puts on a shoulder/arm area.