Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Day

Homer Bailey pitched eight innings and allowed only one run against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

In part because the Reds front office has declined to import any offensive talent to help cover for all of the recent injuries, Bailey is 0-1 despite a 2.67 ERA in four starts this month. The players deserve better.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 7 Days

Homer Bailey returned to action on Tuesday July 22.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 7 Days

Homer Bailey allowed three runs, all on solo home runs, over six innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Bailey only gave up four hits on the night, but three -- to Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Jonathan Lucroy -- left the yard. Bailey also walked two while striking out just three. Bailey has one more start left in July as he looks to avoid a winless month. He's 8-5 with a 4.22 ERA and 1.31 WHIP through 20 starts overall.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 11 Days

Homer Bailey (knee) is on track to start Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Bailey exited his final outing before the All-Star break with pain in his right patellar tendon, but he's feeling much better following a week of rest. The right-hander has put up a 4.21 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 105/38 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings this season.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 19 Days

Homer Bailey (knee) is expected to make his first start after the All-Star break.

Bailey exited Thursday's contest with pain in his right patellar tendon, but he's expected to be fine. "The timing's good. We can put him on the back end of the rotation coming out of the All-Star break," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It sounds like he should be good to go by that time."

Homer Bailey SP CIN 19 Days

Homer Bailey was removed from his start Thursday against the Cubs due to pain in his right patellar tendon.

That's better than an arm injury, but still a serious concern for the Reds. Bailey allowed three earned runs in five innings before pulling up lame in the middle of a pitch in the top of the sixth. Cincinnati's medical staff should provide an update on the right-hander's knee at some point Thursday evening. Bailey finishes the first half with a 4.21 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 105/38 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 19 Days

Homer Bailey left his start Thursday afternoon against the Cubs with an apparent injury.

Bailey was in the middle of his delivery in the top of the sixth inning when he appeared to tweak something. He dropped the ball straight to the ground and didn't even attempt a warmup toss. This could be bad, bad news for the Reds and their $105 million pitcher. He had allowed three earned runs over five innings to the Cubs.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 24 Days

Homer Bailey limited the Brewers to one run over eight innings Saturday but took his fifth loss.

Bailey deserved better, but the Reds' offense was stymied for nine innings by Brewers starter Matt Garza. Bailey struck out eight batters and watched his ERA fall from 4.39 to 4.15. He could be in for a big second half.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Month

Homer Bailey was in dominant form on Sunday, scattering just three hits and a walk over nine innings as he shut out the Giants.

He punched out seven in the masterpiece. It was the first shutout of the season, and fourth of Bailey's career. He has been highly inconsistent this season, registering a 4.39 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 94/32 K/BB ratio over 104 2/3 innings. He'll look to carry over this strong performance when he does battle against the Brewers at home on Saturday.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Month

Homer Bailey allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

Bailey had allowed just two runs through five innings, but a sixth inning that featured two walks, a single, a hit batter and a sacrifice fly was the difference in the game. In total, Bailey gave up just four hits and two walks while striking out six. The loss was his first since May 17, dropping him to 7-4 on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday at the Giants.