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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 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

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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

Homer Bailey coughed up five runs in six-plus innings and took a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

His disastrous season isn't getting any better. He allowed a two-run homer to catcher Kevin Plawecki in the second inning and an RBI single to first baseman Dominic Smith in the sixth. He came back out for the seventh and drilled the first batter with a pitch before walking pinch-hitting pitcher Jacob deGrom. Bailey was then relieved but the bullpen let both runners come around to score. Bailey falls to 4-8 with a 7.26 ERA after 15 starts. He spent two and a half years recovering from multiple arm surgeries and has really struggled to regain his prior form since returning.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 10:57:00 PM

Homer Bailey was handed a no-decision after allowing three runs over six-plus innings Monday against the Brewers.

Bailey blanked the Brewers until the seventh, when he allowed a leadoff homer to Ryan Braun. He gave up back-to-back singles from there before being pulled from the game. Michael Lorenzen eventually gave up a game-tying three-run homer and two of the runs were charged to Bailey. The oft-injured right-hander owns a 7.24 ERA through 14 starts and hasn’t won since August 11.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Homer Bailey took a loss to the Mets after allowing two runs in six innings on Wednesday.

He let in two runs in the first inning and then turned in another five scoreless frames in one of his best starts of the season, which isn't saying much since he has a 7.51 ERA after 13 starts. He registered only one strikeout but gave up just one walk and four knocks. Bailey has really struggled to return to form after a longer than usual recovery from Tommy John surgery. He pitched a paltry 11 1/3 innings in 2015, 23 innings in 2016 and 62 1/3 innings so far in 2017. The Reds will let him work through his issues this fall in the hopes they can get their workhorse back at full effectiveness for next season. He has two years remaining on a six-year, $105 million contract.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 10:08:00 PM

Homer Bailey (shoulder) will start Wednesday against the Mets.

Bailey left his last outing with a sore shoulder and had his next outing pushed back a few days, but the Reds think he'll be fine. He's posted a brutal 7.99 ERA over 12 starts this season.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 04:19:00 PM

Homer Bailey (shoulder) will throw his usual between-starts side session on Friday.

Bailey bowed out of his last outing with a shoulder issue, but his exit was deemed by precautionary and it looks like he's on track to make his next start Saturday against Pittsburgh. The right-hander has struggled in his return from Tommy John surgery, delivering a dismal 7.99 ERA over 12 starts this year.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Homer Bailey's right shoulder issue is not considered serious.

Bailey was pulled from his start Tuesday night against the Cubs after experiencing irritation in his right shoulder, but Price called the move "precautionary." The 31-year-old right-hander has a 7.99 ERA in 56 1/3 innings this season and should not be on the fantasy radar no matter his health status.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 11:56:00 PM

Homer Bailey left Tuesday's game against the Cubs after three innings due to irritation in his right shoulder.

Bailey was actually pitching quite well versus the defending World Series champs, but he got a visit from a trainer in the top of the third and Kevin Shackelford replaced him in the top of the fourth. Bailey is probably headed for some scans. He owns a brutal 7.99 ERA in 12 starts this season, even after going three scoreless innings on Tuesday night.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 10:16:00 PM

Homer Bailey struck out 10 Cubs but coughed up six runs in 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

It was a tale of one bad inning -- he served up a grand slam to Anthony Rizzo in the first frame. He was able to settle down from there but the damage was done. Luckily for him the Reds came back to tie the game and spare him a loss. The 10 strikeouts doubled his previous single-game high of five this year but that bit of good news was spoiled by walking five batters in the contest. Bailey has made 11 starts since recovering from Tommy John surgery and the results have been heinous to put it politely. He has a frightful 8.44 ERA and an unholy 2.04 WHIP in 53 1/3 innings. His velocity is back to normal but his command is non-existent.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 12:34:00 AM

Homer Bailey surrendered two runs on five hits over five innings in Friday's win over the Brewers.

While the game ended 11-10 in the Reds' favor, almost all of that run-scoring damage by the Brewers came after Bailey left the game. During his time on the mound, only a two-run home run by Manny Pina put any hurt on his earned run mark. He probably would have lasted longer in the game had it not been for five walks which caused his pitch count to rise in a hurry. Bailey will carry a still-bloated 8.31 ERA and 2.03 WHIP (10 starts) into a road outing against the Cubs next time he takes to the mound.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 12:24:00 AM

Homer Bailey was blasted for 10 earned runs over just 3 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Bailey walked four batters and gave up 10 hits in the disastrous afternoon outing at Great American Ball Park. The 31-year-old right-hander holds an 8.86 ERA and 2.04 WHIP in 42 2/3 innings (nine starts) this season.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Homer Bailey spun six innings of one-run ball in Tuesday’s 9-1 victory over the Pirates.

Bailey has been hit-or-miss to say the least since returning from the disabled list, but he looked good in this one. The Pirates managed only four hits and two walks off the righty. The only troubling thing is that Bailey notched just three strikeouts, and he’s whiffed just 23 over 39 1/3 frames so far. That’s not encouraging for a guy who, if he’s going to rediscover fantasy value, needs to start missing more bats. Bailey gets the Cardinals at home Sunday.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 10:58:00 PM

Homer Bailey served up seven runs -- five earned -- over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.

Bailey issued only one walk, but he didn't register a single strikeout and the Yankees pounced on him for 10 hits. The 31-year-old right-hander fell to 2-5 with an 8.37 ERA and 2.01 WHIP in seven starts covering 33 1/3 innings.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 04:09:00 PM

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