Right-hander Homer Bailey was the League's only pitcher to win two games without allowing a run last week, also leading the circuit with 14 strikeouts and finishing 2nd with 14.2 innings pitched. Tuesday night in Pawtucket Bailey squared off against top Red Sox prospect Michael Bowden. Bailey turned in a masterpiece, limiting Pawtucket to four singles and two walks in 8.0 innings while striking out eight. Just once did the Red Sox manage to get a runner to third base as the Bats cruised to a
6-0 victory. Last night against Lehigh Valley, Bailey threw 6.2 scoreless innings, allowing seven hits and striking out six with no walks to pick up his sixth win of the season.
23-year-old Homer Bailey was a 1st round draft choice of Cincinnati in 2004. He made his first Major League start of the 2009 season on May 23 against Cleveland, allowing six runs in 4.1 innings (no decision). Since returning to Louisville, Bailey has won three straight games and given up only two runs in 20.2 innings. Bailey is a native of La Grange, Texas.
G GS CG SHO W-L ERA IP H R ER BB K SV
Week: 2 2 0 0 2-0 0.00 14.2 11 0 0 2 14 0
Season: 11 11 2 1 6-5 3.41 66.0 68 31 25 22 58 0
Very happy to see this. I, for one, am still a big Homer fan and can't wait until he finally puts it all together. He will. He will!
Note that he gave up zero runs in the week, 11 hits, 2 BBs, and 14 K in 14.2 innings pitched.
Bailey is now a two-time Player of the Week (April 20-26), and along with teammates Drew Stubbs (May 4-10) and Matt Maloney (May 11-17) gives Louisville a League-best four weekly awards this season.
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