Box Score Bits: Porcello, Vazquez shine 

May, 13, 2010

• Struggling pitchers Rick Porcello and Javier Vazquez met Wednesday, having allowed 50 earned runs in 53 innings. Then each fantasy disappointment turned in his best game of the season. Porcello tossed seven shutout innings and won, while Vazquez fanned seven in seven innings, allowing two runs. Buy low on both pitchers before it's too late.

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey shut out the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 on Wednesday, needing only 90 pitches. He followed in the footsteps of teammate Johnny Cueto, who tossed a one-hitter Tuesday. Bailey entered Wednesday winless in six starts, with a 7.24 ERA. Also, while he was 8-5 in 2009, he was 4-0 against the Pirates. Fantasy owners should use Bailey ... only against the Pirates.