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    Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    It is Homer Bailey time - again

    By Hal McCoy | Sunday, June 1, 2008, 11:21 AM
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    Homer Bailey is pitching Thursday - in Philadelphia, not Louisville.

    When the Cincinnati Reds said they were putting Josh Fogg on the disabled list Sunday, I was tempted to ask, “With what, inflammation of the earned run average?”

    But that would be cruel and he says he has back spasms. I’ve had back spasms. Nothing funny about it, especially when you can’t untie your shoes.

    To replace him, the Reds called up relief pitcher Gary Majewski, which begs the question. Who starts Thursday in Philadelphia, Fogg’s turn?

    Manager Dusty Baker was coy about it, but it is finally Homer Bailey time. Bailey was scheduled to pitch for the Class AAA Louisville Bats tonight and will, but is expected to pitch only two innings and take the rest of the night off.

    He’ll face the Phillies Thursday in Philadelphia.

    “After Saturday’s game, Fogg complained about his back,” said Baker. “We need some pitching help bad, so we couldn’t wait. We put Fogg on the DL and called up Majewski.”

    Next start?

    “Scuffling,” said Baker. “We’ll come up with somethng. We have a few days before we have to come up with something. There are a couple of guys lined up.

    “Going into Philly…”

    Somebody mentioned the Phillies are averaging like 12 runs a game over the last week and Baker said, “Be quiet, man. Every time I look in the paper, it’s like, oh my god. That’s why we have to get our pitching together.”

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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    Homer needs more time in AAA. Bad move by Walt, IMO.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Homer needs more time in AAA. Bad move by Walt, IMO.
    It sounds like it's just one start.

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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    It sounds like it's just one start.
    Why do you say that?
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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    Hopefully this is a placeholder and someone else will take the 5th spot after this week.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    Could be one start....could be lots of starts.


    That's up to Homer.

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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Why do you say that?
    Next start?

    “Scuffling,” said Baker. “We’ll come up with somethng. We have a few days before we have to come up with something. There are a couple of guys lined up.

    “Going into Philly…”


    The blurb is written poorly because the question "Next start?" sounds like it's asking about the start after Thursday's; Baker's response to the "next start" question I take to mean the one after Bailey's on Thursday--so they're "scuffling" and "coming up" with a choice for the start to follow Bailey's presumably in the week after this one.

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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    Bailey against a very patient, very powerful lineup in a HR friendly park -- not a great situation for him. Going to need to bring his A game.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Next start?

    “Scuffling,” said Baker. “We’ll come up with somethng. We have a few days before we have to come up with something. There are a couple of guys lined up.

    “Going into Philly…”


    The blurb is written poorly because the question "Next start?" sounds like it's asking about the start after Thursday's; Baker's response to the "next start" question I take to mean the one after Bailey's on Thursday--so they're "scuffling" and "coming up" with a choice for the start to follow Bailey's presumably in the week after this one.
    I took that as the start going into Philly, but you could be right.

    Interesting that we have Bruce, Votto, Cueto, Bailey, and Volquez all on the team at the same time. Not to mention Janish. It looks like the youth movement is finally happening.
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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    Bad move by Jocketty. Homer has a lousy May in Louisville and you reward him?

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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    You have wonder what Maloney is thinking. What else can the guy do to get his shot?
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    You have wonder what Maloney is thinking. What else can the guy do to get his shot?
    How bout a duel between Matt and Homer?
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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    You have wonder what Maloney is thinking. What else can the guy do to get his shot?
    The only way it makes sense is if Homer only gets 1 start and then Maloney gets the next one while Fogg is on the DL. Even then, Maloney should get the 1st shot in my opinion.

    Again, bad move by Jocketty.

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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    You know what -- why the hell not?

    The team is going young: Bruce, Votto, Volquez, Cueto, and Janish all on the 25 man... why not throw Bailey (who, despite his failures, is still clearly an amazingly talented pitcher) out there too and see if confidence and success is contagious among the kids?
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    Re: Homer Bailey to be called up and pitch Thursday in Philadelphia

    I'm with you....look at the life this team all of a sudden has with some youth.

    I like it.


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