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Homer Bailey | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 223
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (7) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Homer Bailey surrendered four runs in five innings Thursday versus the Braves.
Bailey struck out just one today, and he's topped four strikeouts in only one of his six starts this year. He's looked a little better than anticipated overall, but he still seems like a shaky bet going forward. Apr 26 - 3:54 PM

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Homer Bailey surrendered three runs in 5 2/3 innings and took a no-decision against the Cardinals on Saturday.

He teed up a two-run homer to Paul DeJong in the second inning and a solo shot to Dexter Fowler in the sixth to account for all the damage. He allowed seven hits, issued two walks and struck out four while coming up one out short of a quality start. Bailey seems much improved over last year's nightmare campaign. He is still looking for his first win and has three losses in five starts. If he can maintain his quality 3.68 ERA and 1.16 WHIP he is sure to snare a few wins despite the fact the Reds' under-powered offense isn't likely to provide him with much run support.
Apr 21 - 5:20 PM

Homer Bailey kept the Cardinals to three runs over seven innings of work in a loss Sunday.

Bailey was actually fairly sharp, allowing four hits and walking two in his seven innings, but a Harrison Bader two-run homer in the second inning and the Reds' inability to solve Carlos Martinez saddled him with another tough loss. It's been a theme this year, as he's now 0-3 despite a strong 3.42 ERA and 1.06 WHIP through four starts. He'll keep looking for that elusive first win when these two teams meet up again next weekend in St. Louis.
Apr 15 - 6:34 PM

Homer Bailey limited the Phillies to one run over six innings and struck out seven on Tuesday.

Bailey was awful this spring, but he's given the Reds two quality starts in three tries during the regular season. Tonight was definitely the most impressive of the outings; he came into the night with a 5/6 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings, but he had the seven strikeouts and never walked a batter in this one.
Apr 10 - 10:17 PM

Homer Bailey allowed five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Pirates on Thursday.

Bailey kept the Bucs to one run through his first four innings, but a four-run fifth inning that included a two-run homer and an RBI triple chased him from the game. Bailey also walked three while striking out just two. After a promising turn on Opening Day against the Nationals, this was a reminder that Bailey is hard to count on for fantasy purposes. A date with the Phillies on Tuesday is on tap for the 31-year-old.
Apr 5 - 9:57 PM

Homer Bailey pitched well in a losing effort against the Nationals on Opening Day, allowing just one run on four hits over six strong innings.

The veteran right-hander walked three and struck out three while surprisingly shutting down the vaunted Nationals' offense. The only damage against him came on a fielder's choice hit by Ryan Zimmerman in the first inning, but it proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Bailey will look to replicate this fine effort when he takes on the Pirates in Pittsburgh next week.
Mar 30 - 7:22 PM

Homer Bailey gave up three runs over six innings against the Rockies on Friday.

Bailey held the Rockies scoreless over the first three innings before giving up back-to-back homers to Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez in the fourth. The veteran right-hander fanned a pair and walked one. He hasn’t been all that impressive this spring and doesn’t deserve fantasy consideration, but he’s healthy and will make his first career Opening Day start next Thursday against the Nationals.
Mar 23 - 10:49 PM

Homer Bailey will be the Reds' Opening Day starter.

Bailey, 31, has struggled in the Grapefruit League, compiling an ERA of 9.00 in his time in Florida. While those stats don't necessarily indicate trouble, they're at least concerning when you combine them with how awful Bailey has been over the past three seasons. He gets the honor of starting on Opening Day, but there's no reason to even consider him on a fantasy roster at this point.
Mar 23 - 2:48 PM

Homer Bailey allowed four earned runs over four innings Monday in a Cactus League start against the Angels.

Bailey gave up six hits, including a leadoff homer to Ian Kinsler in the bottom of the first inning and an RBI double to Albert Pujols a couple batters later. The 31-year-old right-hander holds a 6.47 ERA in 114 innings over the last two seasons and should be completely off the fantasy radar leading into 2018.
Mar 12 - 6:00 PM

Homer Bailey took it on the chin Wednesday in the Reds’ Cactus League loss to the White Sox, surrendering seven hits and six runs over three taxing innings.

He finished with one strikeout and didn’t walk anyone. White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez couldn’t even make it out of the first inning, but Bailey wasn’t much better for the Reds. Bailey began his outing by allowing four straight hits and later served up home runs to Yolmer Sanchez and Daniel Palka. He got better as the game went on but was never sharp. Bailey saw his spring ERA skyrocket from 3.60 to 9.00 as a result of Wednesday’s meltdown. The right-hander has a pair of no-hitters on his MLB resume but has struggled to a 6.39 ERA over his last three seasons while battling a near-constant string of injuries.
Mar 7 - 7:11 PM

Homer Bailey surrendered a pair of solo home runs in his three-inning start against the Giants.

Minor-leaguers Steven Duggar and Kyle Jensen were the culprits. Those were the only hits allowed by Bailey. He added one strikeout and one walk. He's now allowed two runs in five innings of spring action. Now that he is fully recovered from multiple arm surgeries that cost him most of the last three seasons, the Reds hope he can start returning some value on the six-year, $105 million contract he signed prior to the 2014 campaign.
Mar 2 - 6:50 PM

Homer Bailey struck out three over two scoreless innings of work against the Indians on Sunday in his first Cactus League action of the spring.

Bailey did allow two hits, but he kept the Indians from scoring, and at times looked like the right-hander that was once among the most talented in baseball. He was a borderline disaster in 2018; posting a 6.43 ERA and failing to miss bats with 67 strikeouts in 91 innings pitched. It's possible the 31-year-old right-hander has something left, but it's awfully hard to trust him at this point.
Feb 25 - 4:59 PM

Homer Bailey allowed four hits over seven innings and combined with two relievers on a 6-0 shutout of the Brewers on Wednesday.

The loss drops the Brewers 2 1/2 games back of the Rockies in the wild card chase. Bailey saved his best for last this season. It's the first time he's had a scoreless start of at least five innings since Aug. 12, 2016, also against Milwaukee. He last pitched at least seven scoreless innings on Aug. 7, 2014, his final start before all of his arm problems started up. He ends this year 6-9 with a 6.43 ERA in 18 starts.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 12:08:00 AM

Homer Bailey allowed four runs on seven hits over four innings of work in a loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.

Bailey was victimized by a pair of Dexter Fowler doubles among the Cardinals' seven hits, the first leading to a run in the first inning and the second plating two more runs in the third. Bailey also walked two while striking out three before exiting. The loss dropped him to 5-9 with an ugly 6.96 ERA and 1.75 WHIP through 17 starts this year. A start Wednesday against the Brewers should put a cap on the 31-year-old's season.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 12:44:00 AM

Homer Bailey earned a rare win by holding the Pirates to one run in 5 2/3 innings on Friday.

He punched out seven batters, walked two and surrendered five base hits in one of his best outings of what has been a rough season. The veteran has struggled to regain his form after spending two-and-a-half years recovering from multiple arm surgeries. He is now 5-8 with a gruesome 6.86 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 16 starts.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 10:44:00 PM

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