Homer Bailey has been racking up quality starts in each of his last four starts and he kept it going on Tuesday night as he threw seven scoreless innings in the Reds 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Bailey gave up a couple singles to Matt Carpenter, but otherwise kept the dangerous Cardinals hitters in check. Bailey struck out eight and issued just one walk in seven innings. Manny Parra and Aroldis Chapman threw the 8th and 9th innings respectively and kept the shutout. Bailey has been on a roll lately and he will try to keep it going next time out against the Dodgers.
Billy Hamilton got the call he has been waiting for a long time as the Reds officially promoted the young speedster on Monday along with their other September call-ups. Hamilton stole a record 155 bases last season and at Triple-A this season he batted .256 with six home runs, 41 RBI, and 75 stolen bases while making the transition from shortstop to center field. Despite the numbers not being all that impressive, Hamilton did post .283 batting average after the All-Star break. The Reds are not going to insert him into the starting lineup anytime soon, but he is a valuable weapon as a pinch runner in the late innings. He is worth adding in NL-Only and deep mixed leagues.