It could be Homer
With Bobby Livingston being optioned to Louisville Saturday, he won't be eligible to come back in time to pitch next Saturday. That's when the Reds need a fifth starter.
If not Livingston, who? There's a very good chance it will be Homer Bailey. The other choices are Phil Dumatrait or Victor Santos.
"It's going to come down to Dumatrait, Santos or Homer," Jerry Narron said.
Bailey went into tonight's start 5-1 with a 1.89 ERA. Dumatrait is 5-4 with 3.79 ERA and struggled in his last start.
Santos will be in the bullpen leading up to Saturday, so an outing or two could eliminate him from consideration.
"(Bailey's) got a chance," Narron said. "He's pitched well. I'd like to see him come here and pitch well and contribute. I think it's going to be hard for him to pitch as well as the fans expect."
The Reds play Cleveland at home Saturday, by the way.