Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Quotes & Notes: Bailey, Phillips & More

  • On Drew Stubbs' high strikeout total (200): “It’s something he has to work on in the winter,” Dusty Baker said. “We’ll give him a plan. You don’t sit him down to prevent. You’ve got to play through it. It’s been tough on him for the last month to six weeks.”
  • Baker on Homer Bailey's outing on Tuesday: "He did everything tonight. He fielded and got three hits. We needed him to go deep in the game with our bullpen situation."
  • Bailey on next season and staying healthy: "My No. 1 priority for next year is to stay healthy. I know some of the injuries I've gone through probably couldn't have been helped. Nonetheless, they happened. If you look at how many wins-per-start I've had the last couple of years, if you get a full season in there, they're always right around 15. That's what really upsets me the most. If I could go out there, get the 30-35 starts, get the numbers, I'll be right around to 14, 16-17 wins a year. But these are the cards I've been dealt."
  • Brandon Phillips on the much-needed victory: "It feels good, especially struggling against the Brewers like that. When you play against [the Astros], you have to stay hungry and try to go out there and do your job."
  • The 6-4 win over the Astros was the 1,480th of Baker's career tying him with Earl Weaver for 21st on the all-time managerial wins list.
  • The Reds will send Bronson Arroyo (8-12, 5.34 ERA) to the mound to counter Houston's Wandy Rodriguez (11-10, 3.55 ERA) in the rubber game of the series on Wednesday. First pitch is slated for 12:35 PM ET.
  • Arroyo's streak of six consecutive seasons with 200 or more innings pitched looks to be in jeopardy. The right-hander is at 182 right now with two starts remaining.

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