No he didn't touch that. VERY tough play...and kinda unfair to think he "should've" had it.
Bailey just overthrew that next to last pitch. I don't send him out for the ninth.
The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. -- Terrance Mann (Field of Dreams)
Nice job Homer.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Excellent job Homer
Yeah, I think that's enough.
Good job Homer.
Luckily Gomez takes a humongous hack at a 2-0 pitch and hits it straight up. Any time you get down on Drew Stubbs... there's a guy like Gomez to make him look like Joe DiMaggio.
I think Homer is done. Might have gone the distance with an easy eighth but now we'll see the pen.
I'd guess Aroldis. He had Monday and Wednesday off, pitched Tues and Thurs. Pitch him tonight. Rest him tomorrow.
Homer's pitch count is high enough to keep him in the dugout. No sense pushing it.
Homer 112 pitches, now with a 3.74 ERA.
No I'd sit Aroldis tonight and use someone else.
"I got all of it ... I crushed that ball ... and it BARELY cleared the outfield wall. I settled into my home run trot ... then I realized I didn't even have a home run trot." - Bob Uecker
I would rather not use Aroldis, he has been pitching a lot since the break and this lineup is loaded with righties. Get him ready, but try to let Arredondo get the save.
Fantastic start for Homer. I've said this before, I don't care if he gives up a few solo shots or not, if he can limit the walks and keep the ball in the lower part of the strike zone...he'll be VERY good. If he can keep a 2:1 ratio in strikes to balls, he'll have success. Tonight, 78 strikes, 34 balls. That's fantastic.
Gotta wonder if Stubbs knows the strike zone.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
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