Homer it is
Jerry Narron said Kyle Lohse will start Thursday.
"Saturday is TBA," Narron said. "And it's TBA, not TBD."
What all that means is Homer Bailey is starting.
TBA stands for "to be announced;" TBD stands for "to be decided."
The Reds obviously have decided to pitch Bailey, the 21-year-old right-hander. Bailey pitched Saturday night for Triple-A Louisville. He won to push his record to 6-1. He allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings. It was his worst outing of the year.
So why not announce it? "I don't know what the rules are," Narron said. "Can you announce it if he's not on the roster?"
Saturday's game is against Cleveland at Great American Ball Park. The game was part of the "Power Packs," so it probably had a strong presale.