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Game 14: Reds @ Cubs (2:20 EDT). Bailey vs. Volstad.

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Chicago Cubs

Friday, Apr 20, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Homer Bailey vs Chris Volstad


TV: FSO-HD, CSC-HD; RADIO: WLW, WGN; WEB:, Gameday Audio, Gameday


Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from left field at 20-25 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 45.

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It's not home, but I'm guessing the Reds are relieved to be in Chicago, especially on the heels of a victory.

It's past time to make excuses for Homer Bailey, but his ugly numbers and peripherals are still being dragged down by that black hole of a first inning in his first start against the Cardinals. Like Mat Latos, he just needs to trust his stuff and try not to let base-runners and bad calls rattle him. His stuff looked great against the Nationals.

Go Reds!

It's 4/20, which I'm being told Jim Morrison's Birthday, the day they started making wall posters of Salvador Dali paintings and when drugs were invented.

Homer Bailey
Stats Chris Volstad
5.40 (72)
ERA (ERA+) 4.91 (78)
1.714 WHIP 1.781
6.74 FIP 2.88
4.94 xFIP 3.46
5.17 SIERA 3.43
11.2 IP 11.0


Reds cubs
Zack Cozart SS David DeJesus
Drew Stubbs CF
Darwin Barney 2B
Joey Votto 1B
Starlin Castro SS
Jay Bruce RF Bryan LaHair 1B
Scott Rolen 3B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Chris Heisey LF
Ian Stewart 3B
Willie Harris 2B Geovany Soto C
Devin Mesoraco C Marlon Byrd CF
Homer Bailey RHP Chris Volstad RHP

Bullpen Log

Reliever 4/15 4/16 4/17 4/18 4/19 5 day totals
Sean Marshall 1.0, 16p - 1.0, 19p 2.0 IP, 34 pitches
Aroldis Chapman 2.0, 25p - 2.0 IP, 25 pitches
Bill Bray - 0.1, 14p 1.0, 21p 1.1 IP, 35 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 0.2, 10p
- 2.0, 35p 2.2 IP, 45 pitches
Jose Arredondo 1.0, 14p - 1.0 IP, 14 pitches
Sam LeCure - 0.1, 12p 0.1, 5p 0.2 IP, 17 pitches
Alfredo Simon - 1.0, 9p 1.0 IP, 9 pitches