Q, from Randy in Chattanooga, Tenn.: Just got back from the Lookouts-Mudcats game Homer Bailey started. He was brilliant and looked like a natural, not being fazed by being in Double-A. He was consistently hitting 94-95-96 on the stadium gun. His curveball was very good also. His last pitch was a 98 mph fastball for a strikeout.

A: Matt Belisle told people in the Reds organization that Bailey is ready now. The Reds are trying to be patient with Bailey, but his performance might force their hand.