Game preview (7/25/16): Homer Bailey looks to get closer to return

Overview: The Reds start a Western trip with Anthony DeScalfani, while Homer Bailey eyes a return to Cincinnati soon with another rehab start in Louisville. Antonio Santillan looks to rebuild after his worst start of the season with Billings.

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Cincinnati at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Anthony DeSclafani (5-0, 2.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 40 K, 9 BB)

Notes:  The Reds begin a Western swing and they start with Anthony DeScalfani, who has been the Reds most consistent starter all season. DeScalfani has allowed over three runs just once in his eight 2016 starts, and that was his only non-quality start of the campaign. In fact, it was the only time that he also failed to go at least six innings. In his last outing, DeSclafani went eight strong innings, for his best start of the season. He allowed eight hits and just two runs.

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Charlotte at Louisville, 7:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Homer Bailey (1-2, 5.95 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 15 K, 5 BB)

Notes: Homer Bailey will make his sixth rehab start in this stint with Louisville on Monday. In those starts, Bailey has gradually increased hit pitch count and inning total to 80 pitches and 5.1 innings last time out. Bailey is expected to toss at least 90 pitches on Monday, as he gets closer to his big league return from Tommy John surgery.

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Pensacola

Notes: Pensacola is off on Monday and returns to action on Tuesday.

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Daytona

Notes: Daytona is off on Monday and returns to action on Tuesday.

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Dayton at Cedar Rapids, 1:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Jacob Constante (4-8, 4.99 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 61 K, 41 BB)

Notes: Jacob Contstante saw his worst two starts in a while during his last two outings. Constante lasted just 3.2 innings, allowing six hits and five runs on June 14. Then, he turned around on June 20 and allowed nine hits and five runs over 4.2 innings. There was some good news, as the last start was the first in three outings that he did not have a walk. In the two prior, he walked four hitters in each.

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Billings at Orem, 9:05 p.m. EST

Starting pticher: Antonio Santillan (1-0, 3.82 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 42 K, 15 BB)

Notes: Antonio Santillan was on a roll prior to his last start, where he allowed five hits and three runs over just four innings. In a hitters league, Santillan is dominating batters with the strikeout, which he still added two in his worst start of the season. He has posted a 11.5 K/9 total through his seven starts this season. Santillan has also worked into the sixth in his two starts leading up to his four inning effort on July 19.

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AZL Reds at AZL Indians, 9:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

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