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April 21, 2011

The Daily Brief: They’ll Win Again, Right?

Last Game
The Cincinnati Reds lost for the fourth time in a row, this time to the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1. Bronson Arroyo started and miraculously turned in a quality start, but it wasn’t enough. The only offense was provided from a double from Joey Votto. But the Reds are still in first place, despite having a .500 record at 9-9. It’s a share of the Central, as most of the teams are tied with them, but it’s a share nonetheless.

Next Game
The Reds will turn to Mike Leake to stop the losing today and prevent the sweep by the Diamondbacks. Daniel Hudson will start for Arizona. The first pitch is scheduled for 12:35 pm EDT, and the game will be televised on the MLB Network.

Bailey’s Start Pushed Back
Although Homer Bailey’s last rehab start for the Louisville Bats was a success, his next start will be pushed back a day or two.

“Just a little bit tired,” Bailey said today. ”My pitch count doubled (from last time). Why go out there and pitch if my shoulder is tired? We can wait a day or two and we’ll be fine. It’s like if you haven’t run for a while and you go out and run five miles, the next four days you’ll be sore. You need to take a day or two.”

It’s not being described as a setback, but it will keep Bailey from the big-league club for longer. And we all know the Reds could use some reinforcements.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Last week when the Reds won a game, it was manager Dusty Baker’s 250th win. He has done that with all three teams he’s managed, a feat that has been accomplished by just 10 other managers.