Bailey's fastball command was exceptional right from the start. Is Homer Bailey going to do it again? The best player in Tuesday's 2-1 Giants win was actually Reds starter Homer Bailey. Bailey's thing Tuesday was working seven innings, most of them spent with the Reds and Giants locked in a 1-1 tie. But Bailey did make another emphatic statement about his ascension into a group of elite pitchers at top of the NL. ? Bailey's 10 strikeouts set a Reds postseason record, breaking a mark shared by Hod Eller, who struck out nine Chicago White Sox in Game 5 of the 1919 World Series, and Jose Rijo, who struck out nine Oakland A's in Game 4 of the 1990 World Series. He surrendered a run in the third inning on a hit batsman, a walk, a sacrifice bunt and an Angel Pagan sacrifice fly, but did not allow a hit until Marco Scutaro lined a single past Votto with two outs in the sixth inning.