06/23/06 — Bailey triumphs in Lookout debut

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Bailey triumphs in Lookout debut

Published in Sports on June 23, 2006 2:11 PM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Homer Bailey pitched six scoreless innings, capping his Double-A debut with a 98 mph fastball on his 98th and last pitch of his outing to lead Chattanooga past Carolina 7-0 at Bell South Park on Thursday night.

Bailey (1-0), Cincinnati's first round pick in 2004 and No. 1 prospect the last two seasons, was called up from High-A Sarasota and dominated the Mudcat hitters. Bailey allowed five hits and did not walk a hitter one day after learning he would pitch in the Futures Game in Pittsburgh, along with Carolina starter Jose Garcia.

Carolina (1-3) was shut out for the second time in three consecutive losses to the first-half champion Lookouts (3-1). Patrick Arlis doubled twice against Bailey, while Brett Carroll also had two hits. The top six hitters in the lineup collectively went 0-22.

Manu Olivera (3-4) absorbed the loss in a spot start for Carolina, allowing two runs in four innings. James Russ, who was activated from the disabled list prior to the game, yielded three runs over 21/3 innings in his first action since June 13. Chris Mobley worked 2/3 of an inning before Kevin Cave pitched the eighth, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits.

Rick Asadoorian had two hits and three RBIs to lead Chattanooga.

Adam Bostick (4-4, 4.33) starts the finale of the road trip on tonight against Travis Chick (4-3, 5.35) at 7:15 from Bell South Park.