No one told Scott Bailes Sunday he had officially been activated off the disabled list. "I just assumed it when they sent Scott Lewis out," Bailes said.
He assumed correctly. And Manager Buck Rodgers didn't waste any time getting Bailes some work, inserting the left-hander into the game in time to benefit from the team's eighth-inning rally and get credit for the 7-5 victory over the Mariners.
"I tell you, this team so far has impressed me," said Bailes (1-0), who gave up one hit and struck out one in two innings. "Even when we're down, we come back and score runs. It's nice to know if you go out and put up a couple of zeros late in the game, we have a good chance to come back."
Lewis, optioned to triple-A Edmonton after Saturday's game, "ran out of reprieves," Rodgers said. Lewis had an 11.12 earned-run average as a reliever but a 3.00 ERA as a starter.