Homer Bailey put in his first start yesterday, and managed to allow no runs over two innings. That is a good step towards what Dusty Baker sees as his potential: “He’s got a chance to be an ace I think.” The bullpen did not pitch like aces as both Carlos Fisher and Jose Arredondo allowed three runs, but Darryl Thompson pitched the last couple innings to nail things down and get the win.
The offense was provided by home runs from Devin Mesoraco and Jeremy Hermida.
The Los Angeles Dodgers come to Goodyear today, bringing with them Hiroki Kuroda to start against Travis Wood. This is a late game with a start time of 9:05pm EST, and it is on the radio.
Hernandez Becomes a Legal Immigrant
Ramon Hernandez, the Reds catcher, announced today that he passed his United State citizenship test.
“My wife, my kids are citizens,” he said. “I was the last one.”
His next step will be the swearing in, but a date hasn’t been provided for that. Welcome to the country. I would recommend against staying in Arizona any more than you have to, though.
What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
The Reds recorded only 72 errors in 2010, which bested the previous club record by 17.