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NL Central: Welcome Homer Bailey
The Homer Bailey Era begins in Cincy on Friday. An NL advance scout gives us the scoop on the Reds phenom: "I'd say that his stuff is as good as anyone's in the minors. He's got this real nice, easy motion, it doesn't seem like he's throwing that hard but then you look at the radar gun -- He's throwing 98! His curveball is exceptional; he's got two versions of it -- one is a 12-6 hammer and another that goes 11-5. But some people are making it sound like he's going to get up here and dominate, and I'm not sure that's going to happen. He's been good but hasn't been great in the minors this year. Hasn't struck out a ton of people, and he's had some injuries. His changeup hasn't been there, either. Could be a rocky start for him -- but there's no doubt he’ll be a No.1 for them in a year or two."
Meanwhile, the Free Yovani campaign continues. The Brewers say that they haven't discussed calling Yovani Gallardo up to The Show, but what on earth are they waiting for? Gallardo has only gone 8-1 with a 2.14 ERA and struck out 95 hitters in 67 innings. The Brewers' pitching staff was hit hard during their May swoon, and Gallardo is a logical replacement for Dave Bush, who is 3-6 with a 5.67 ERA.
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