This is the third of four Fox Sports Ohio Rewinds. This one takes us back all the way to mid-August of last year. That's like 15/30ths of a year a go. I'm not sure whether they had color TV then, let alone HD, but hopefully Rupert Murdoch has taken care of that.
Here's the preview from FSO, edited for spoilers:
A [redacted] Reds [redacted] over San Diego at GABP[punctuation redacted] This game marked several Reds' season-[redacted]s: [redacted] runs in a game, [redacted]; most [redacted], [redacted]; and [redacted]. It was also the [redacted]of season, [redacted]. Jay Bruce collects [redacted], with a [redacted]. A few days later Jay is named the NL Player of the Week for the second time in 2011. Homer Bailey was [redacted].
Last season, I found an unending supply of tortured ways to say that Homer Bailey was pitching better than he seemed. But at least in this game he had run support and the confidence he usually musters against mediocre-to-bad teams.
Here's an excerpt from my totally incisive original preview for this game that I found on microfiche:
Homer Bailey. The Flange from La Grange. Lately, he seems to have reverted back to his habit of looking good against bad teams and struggling against the OK-to-good. Which might be another way of saying he's not pitching very well. But that's not entirely true. He had pretty good outings against both the Braves and Cardinals in July. Jay Bruce is probably not a very accurate point of comparison on the team as Homer has yet to have a "breakout" season. But both players were Top 10 prospects at the age of 20 or 21 and have struggled with evening out their production, partly as a function of, perhaps, difficulties handling the planning, patience and frequent adjustment required out of major league at-bats - on both sides of the ball.
Barely-retro lineup and useless pitcher stat lines after the junk.
|2011 - Homer Bailey||6-5||13||13||0||0||0||0||76.1||80||42||40||10||21||50||4.72||1.32|
|2011 - Tim Stauffer||7-8||25||24||0||0||0||0||150.0||144||55||51||11||40||107||3.06||1.23|