07/06/10 7:14 PM ET
Bailey travels to NY for throwing program
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
Reds' Hernandez plagued by knee, sits
NEW YORK -- For the second straight game, a sore left knee kept Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez out of the lineup. Corky Miller started again for Hernandez, who came up sore after running out a triple on Sunday against Chicago."It's getting better. It's going to be day-by-day and see how I feel," Hernandez said on Tuesday. Reds manager Dusty Baker got reports that Hernandez has made strong progress. "He could be ready [Wednesday], but more than likely be ready to catch most of the games in Philadelphia, depending on how he progresses," Baker said.
Playing at Citi Field this week may conjure a bad memory for right fielder Jay Bruce, who broke his right wrist July 11 last year trying to make a sliding catch against the Mets. He missed two months, but he came back and had one of his best months of 2009. "It was a freak accident last year," Bruce said. "Some could argue that it helped me. Who knows if it really did or didn't. When I came back, I was more successful. I had a chance to settle down and relax a little bit. That helped me moving forward, I think."
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.