Bullpen preserved enough

Even though Homer Bailey lasted only five innings and threw 115 pitches in a 5-3 loss to the Marlins, bullpen reinforcement isn’t needed.

Daniel Ray Herrera got the Reds out of a bases-loaded situation in the sixth and Mike Lincoln worked two scoreless innings in the seventh and eighth.

“The shining light I guess was the fact that we didn’t go through our whole bullpen. A couple of guys saved us,” Dusty Baker said.

Baker and GM Walt Jocketty considered calling up a reliever from Triple-A Louisville but decided not to.

“I don’t think so,” Baker said. I just got through to Walt about that. Arthur was off today. Daniel didn’t throw a lot of pitches. Masset was off two days and Cordero was off with a much needed day and Micah was off. We’re relatively strong. Hopefully we don’t need anybody tomorrow and Harang throws up a gem for us.”

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Glad to see Janish get his hits last night. I will speak only for myself, because I was one of those who thought the two losses to open the season foretold a repeat of last year, and we were wrong – last night notwithstanding. The Reds can get two-out RBI’s and they can beat left-handed starters and they can score just enough to win more than they lose – if they do it. And so, we’ll see.

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