Billings and GCL Reds DNP


Dayton DNP


Tampa 5, Sarasota 3

23 year-old Paul Janish (Reds #4 – 2004) went 2 for 5  The shortstop from Cypress, Texas is now hitting .277/.354/.428 since being promoted from Dayton.


Chattanooga 10, Birmingham 0

20 year-old Homer Bailey (Reds #1 – 2004) went 5 scoreless innings giving up 4 H, and 3 BB while striking out 4.  Since being promoted to the Lookouts, Bailey has a 1.16 ERA with 69 K, 24 BB, 45 H in 62 IP.  For the season he has a combined 2.32 ERA with 148 K, 46 BB, 94 H, in 132.2 IP.  Last year he pitched 103 Innings at Dayton.  The year before that he was attending his senior prom.


Columbus 5, Louisville 4

28 year-old Jesse Gutierrez (Reds #20 – 2001) went 3-3 with a 3B and 2 BB.  Jesse is now hitting .288/.377/.450.  Gutierrez has the kind of career numbers that if he was drafted in the top 5 rounds he would have already been given a shot in the majors, but since he was drafted #20 he never got a shot.   

3 Responses

  1. Chadrack

    Are we simply waiting for Bailey to get older, because I’m not sure he’s going to get any better. Of all the times to call a player of his caliber up, it would be now.

  2. David

    I live in Chattanooga and have seen Homer’s last 2 home starts (he should go tonight in Birmingham & Monday in Chatt.)

    One thing very impressive is that he changes speed on the fastball, and his motion looks the same whether it’s 88 or 94 or 96.

    It’s also something to watch his warm-up routine. Before going to the pen, he long tosses with the catcher in right field from about 175-200 feet, using his pitching windup. Just watching that, you can see he has a special talent.

    Comment by David — 8/23/2006 @ 3:41 pm

  3. Matt

    Chris, you are right about Tonys. Just wanted to see if you were reading.