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Homer Bailey | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Homer Bailey (knee) is on track to start Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Bailey exited his final outing before the All-Star break with pain in his right patellar tendon, but he's feeling much better following a week of rest. The right-hander has put up a 4.21 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 105/38 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings this season. Jul 18 - 4:14 PM

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Homer Bailey (knee) is expected to make his first start after the All-Star break.

Bailey exited Thursday's contest with pain in his right patellar tendon, but he's expected to be fine. "The timing's good. We can put him on the back end of the rotation coming out of the All-Star break," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It sounds like he should be good to go by that time."
Jul 10 - 7:06 PM

Homer Bailey was removed from his start Thursday against the Cubs due to pain in his right patellar tendon.

That's better than an arm injury but still a serious concern for the Reds and their $105 million starter. Bailey allowed three earned runs in five innings before pulling up lame in the middle of a pitch in the top of the sixth. Cincinnati's medical staff should provide an update on the right-hander's knee at some point Thursday evening. Bailey finishes the first half with a 4.21 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 105/38 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 2:27 PM

Homer Bailey left his start Thursday afternoon against the Cubs with an apparent injury.

Bailey was in the middle of his delivery in the top of the sixth inning when he appeared to tweak something. He dropped the ball straight to the ground and didn't even attempt a warmup toss. This could be bad, bad news for the Reds and their $105 million pitcher. He had allowed three earned runs over five innings to the Cubs.
Jul 10 - 2:02 PM

Homer Bailey limited the Brewers to one run over eight innings Saturday but took his fifth loss.

Bailey deserved better, but the Reds' offense was stymied for nine innings by Brewers starter Matt Garza. Bailey struck out eight batters and watched his ERA fall from 4.39 to 4.15. He could be in for a big second half.
Jul 5 - 7:09 PM

Homer Bailey was in dominant form on Sunday, scattering just three hits and a walk over nine innings as he shut out the Giants.

He punched out seven in the masterpiece. It was the first shutout of the season, and fourth of Bailey's career. He has been highly inconsistent this season, registering a 4.39 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 94/32 K/BB ratio over 104 2/3 innings. He'll look to carry over this strong performance when he does battle against the Brewers at home on Saturday.
Jun 29 - 7:53 PM

Homer Bailey allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

Bailey had allowed just two runs through five innings, but a sixth inning that featured two walks, a single, a hit batter and a sacrifice fly was the difference in the game. In total, Bailey gave up just four hits and two walks while striking out six. The loss was his first since May 17, dropping him to 7-4 on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday at the Giants.
Jun 25 - 12:39 AM

Homer Bailey gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Pirates on Thursday.

All three runs scored in the fifth inning. Bailey gave up nine hits and one walk while striking out five batters. This was the first time since May 17 that he didn't make it through six innings. He'll bring a 4.68 ERA into a start against the Cubs on the road next week.
Jun 19 - 5:46 PM

Homer Bailey was charged with four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.

This ends a streak of four starts with three earned runs or fewer allowed. Bailey gave up just one run over the first six innings, but he gave up a solo homer to Khris Davis to lead off the seventh inning and a pair of singles before being pulled. Sam LeCure and Logan Ondrusek then allowed the Brewers to tie the game, costing Bailey the chance at the victory. The Reds eventually got the lead back in the ninth inning. Bailey struck out six and walked three in the no-decision and now owns a 4.68 ERA across 14 starts. He'll face the Pirates next week in Pittsburgh.
Jun 14 - 12:57 AM

Homer Bailey threw eight innings of one-run ball, striking out seven, in the Reds' 4-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Bailey gave up six hits and three walks on the afternoon, using 121 pitches to complete eight innings. The win was the right-hander's fourth straight, lowering his ERA to 4.60 in the process. He's still not quite in 2013 form, but the window to buy low on Bailey is closing with each positive outing. He'll gun for his fifth straight quality start Friday at the Brewers.
Jun 8 - 4:16 PM

Homer Bailey improved his record to 6-3, allowing three runs over six innings in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Giants.

Bailey allowed a first-inning home run to Hunter Pence, but settled down afterwards. The right-hander allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out seven. Bailey has rarely recaptured his 2013 form which helped earn a six-year, $105 million contract extension in February. He has a 4.99 ERA and a 1.46 ERA, and he can lower it with a solid outing against the lowly Phillies at home in his next start.
Jun 3 - 10:39 PM

Homer Bailey yielded two runs on five hits over seven innings in the Reds' defeat of the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Bailey struck out six and walked one. It was nice to see Bailey succeed on the road again. The right-hander has won three straight at Great American Ball Park with a 2.95 ERA, but he came into tonight 0-2 with an 8.04 ERA over his last three road outings. Bailey, now 5-3 with a 5.04 ERA and peripherals that suggest he's been better than that, squares off against the Giants in Cincy next week.
May 29 - 1:33 AM

Homer Bailey earned his fourth victory of the season on Friday, allowing three runs on eight hits over six innings against the Cardinals.

Bailey walked a pair and struck out four on the night. It was a nice bounceback effort for Bailey who was shelled by the Phillies in his last outing. Now 4-3 on the season, he'll carry a 5.34 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 50/20 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
May 23 - 10:08 PM

Homer Bailey was lit up for six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday as the Reds fell to the Phillies.

The roller-coaster season continues for Bailey, who tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball last Sunday against a dangerous Rockies team. He looked like a different pitcher on Saturday night in Philly, yielding seven hits and two walks as the home team won in a 12-1 rout. Bailey will bring a 3-3 record and 5.44 ERA into his next outing at home against the division-rival Cardinals.
May 17 - 10:17 PM

Homer Bailey tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball in the Reds' defeat of the Rockies on Sunday.

That's more like it. Bailey yielded just four hits and struck out six in his best outing since April 20 as the Reds took two of three in their weekend series against a hot Colorado team. Bailey will face the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park next time out.
May 11 - 4:02 PM

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