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The Reds shut the Pirates down again

May 12, 2010, 3:12 PM EDT

Homer Bailey pitches.jpgNot a good couple of days to be a Pirates fan.

After being one-hit by Johnny Cueto before dozens of fans last night, Pittsburgh was shut out again this afternoon, this time by Homer Bailey — he of the 7.24 ERA entering play today — on four hits. And there was no mucking about here. The game took two hours and nineteen minutes. The Buccos didn’t walk once. Bailey had to throw a total of 90 pitches.  He could probably come out of the pen tomorrow if he had to.

This is the first time that the Reds have thrown back-to-back shutouts since Tom Browning and Jose Rijo did it to the Dodgers back in June of 1989.  At least the Dodgers had the comfort of being the defending World Series champs.  The Pirates? Well, they at least get to go home tonight and watch the Penguins game.

  1. SuperMAX - May 12, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Figures the Reds would have a day game like this. Wish I coulda watched this one, since it sounds like it was one heck of a game.
    Knew Homer Baily had it in him.

  2. SuperMAX - May 12, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Geez, it’s been a long day… his name is spelled Bailey, not Baily… >_>

  3. MVD - May 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    Thats 3 good Reds game posts in a row. Thank you Craig.
    I’ve had faith in Homer too, nice to see him get a good start.
    “back-to-back shutouts since Tom Browning and Jose Rijo did it to the Dodgers back in June of 1989″ – this means we win the World Series next year.

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