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Re: Homer Bailey to be Called Up Within Next 2 Weeks?

Postby Nihil » Sat May 17, 2008 12:12 pm

Bailey didn't look so good last night:

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Player             IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   ERA
Bailey (L, 4-4)   5.0   4   4   4   6   4   1   3.88


Looks like we're stuck with Belisle a little longer.
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Re: Homer Bailey to be Called Up Within Next 2 Weeks?

Postby Nihil » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:47 pm

This isn't 100%, but I'd say it's 99% certain.
Homer Bailey pitching for the Reds in Thursday, June 5th

Not sure I would get too excited. It's against the Phillies and Hamels is the opposing pitcher. Plus, Bailey's May was bad. He had a bad outing today too. The Reds are calling him up because they really don't have another 5th pitcher right now.
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Re: Homer Bailey to be Called Up Within Next 2 Weeks?

Postby Howie » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:22 pm

I wouldnt roll him out there on Thursday, im pretty sure he'll be saying "do'h" after giving up a jack to Utley.
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Re: Homer Bailey to be Called Up Within Next 2 Weeks?

Postby ABA316 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:30 pm

I gritted my teeth and started Bailey today, figured my ERA and WHIP are bad enough that I have to start taking some chances (thank you Cain and Snell!)

Worked out okay, woulda liked more than 1 lousy K but it happens..
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Re: Homer Bailey to be Called Up Within Next 2 Weeks?

Postby Nihil » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:09 am

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.
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Re: Homer Bailey to be Called Up Within Next 2 Weeks?

Postby JKelleyRice996 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:50 am

ABA316 wrote:I gritted my teeth and started Bailey today, figured my ERA and WHIP are bad enough that I have to start taking some chances (thank you Cain and Snell!)

Worked out okay, woulda liked more than 1 lousy K but it happens..


I did the same thing and started him, compared to the other options that I have for SP's I didn't think it was too much of a gamble. I was impressed with what I got. I was hoping that Dusty wouldn't let him pitch the 7th and was kinda frustrated that he went out for that inning. It just drives me crazy sometimes how Dusty handles his pitchers. Did he really expect that he was going to make it 7 innings when he called him up to pitch??
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Re: Homer Bailey to be Called Up Within Next 2 Weeks?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:11 pm

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.
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