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Homer Bailey hurls six shutout innings subbing for suspended Johnny Cueto

Aug 16, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT

Johnny Cueto’s seven-game suspension meant he couldn’t make his scheduled start yesterday, so the Reds activated Homer Bailey from the disabled list to take his place and he shut out the Marlins for six innings in a 2-0 victory that completed a three-game sweep.
Cincinnati is back alone in first place despite being swept by St. Louis last week and the Reds’ rotation is looking stronger than ever with Bailey healthy for the first time since mid-May, Edinson Volquez showing positive signs in his return from Tommy John surgery, and Cueto’s suspension causing him to miss just the one start.
Not only did Bailey toss six scoreless innings, reach 95 miles per hour with his fastball, and retire the final 10 batters he faced after missing nearly three months with a shoulder injury, he handed out zero walks for just the fourth time in 47 starts.
Dusty Baker told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com that Bailey “threw the ball great” and added that it’s “a great sign for us to have fresh arms like Homer and Volquez down the stretch” because “when everybody else is a little worn, they’re just getting revved up.” They may not have any room for Aaron Harang once he’s ready to come off the DL.

  1. JBerardi - Aug 16, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    The sun even shines on a dog’s ass some days.

  2. Football - Aug 16, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Great to see Bailey dominant in his return. But why does he still scare the hell out of me as a Reds fan?

  3. Kiwicricket - Aug 16, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Because he’s crap thats why.

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