Bailey (4-5) gave up five runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two through 1.2 innings, taking the loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday. A three-run home run from Marcell Ozuna and a two-run home run by Matt Carpenter quickly chased Bailey from this start. Home runs have been less of a problem this season than his 44:22 K:BB. Over the last month, the right-hander has a 3-4 record with a 6.60 ERA. Bailey will make his next start Tuesday against the White Sox.
Following Tuesday's rainout, Bailey will start the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Brad Keller, who was Wednesday's scheduled starter, will start Game 1, affording Bailey a full extra day of rest. He has a 4.70 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 15.1 innings across three starts this month.
Bailey (4-4) allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits and four walks while striking out four across 4.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Rangers. Bailey had allowed only one earned run through four innings but allowed six of the first seven batters he faced to reach base in the fifth inning. After he exited the game, a throwing error by Ryan O'Hearn allowed three more runs to score, though one was unearned. Despite the poor outing, Bailey allowed only one extra-base hit: a solo homer to Joey Gallo. However, his four walks were a concern, especially because he has now surrendered 4.0 BB/9 through 45.1 innings this season. He'll look to get back on track in his next start, currently scheduled for Wednesday at St. Louis.
Bailey (4-3) allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts and three walks across five innings to earn a victory against the Phillies on Friday. One of his three walks led to a run, but he worked around all of the other traffic. While Bailey has been very inconsistent this season, he has allowed just three runs in his last 11 innings. During that stretch, he's won two games and dropped his ERA to 4.83. He is 3-3 overall and also has a 1.32 WHIP with 38 strikeouts in 41 innings. His next start is scheduled for the Rangers on Thursday.
Bailey (3-3) earned the win against the Tigers on Saturday by allowing two runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out four and walked two. The Royals exploded for seven runs across the first three innings, and Bailey did a good job o keeping the Tigers off the board, save for a two-run homer by Jeimer Candelario. The veteran right-hander has a 5.25 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 34:13 K:BB over 36 innings and lines up to face the Phillies next Friday.