Nihil wrote:Bailey would have been fine if the defense had just backed him. Plus, whoever's idea it is that swinging at the first pitch is smart needs to be shot.
One thing to keep in mind going forward with Bailey. The Cowboy noticed that Bailey was relying heavily on his fastball. One of the biggest issues with Baily has been that he has not been able to develop his other pitches. At least once (I believe it was for the third strike on that 1 K), he threw a very good curve ball, so it could just be a confidence issue. I think I would continue to spot start him for the time being.
Indeed, you're right. Bailey has usually been a flamethrower, but isn't quite as well-rounded as say, Johnny Cueto is. He's had issues in spotting his command before, which isn't really strange. Bailey is still very talented, but I don't see him panning out within the next 2 years either.