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Updated: Homer Bailey to Start Friday for Reds


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If he gets rocked after I made room for him after all the collar popping you have done over him...

 

you, junior, will receive a good old fashioned dropkick.

 

I kid, I was going to add him earlier, when it was him or Gallardo...turns out, I ended up with both.

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Tough lineup to get your feet wet with.

That's exactly what I was thinking. I actually think we called him up alittle soon. I would have waited another 5-10 starts before I called him up.

 

That being said, I hope he does as we all expect him too. A Harang/Arroyo/Homer 3 punch would be sweet.

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He has issues with command, but it was expected. He'll struggle with that for awhile, but he will improve. His stuff was great. He throws two fastballs (one at 94-96, one at 88-89), but he has such a long stride he's right on top of the hitters. He has a nasty curve at about 70, but strugles commanding it at this point. Also has a change at about 82,

 

5 IP, 5 H, 4 BB, 3 K, 2 ER. It probably only should have been 1 ER too but Hopper missed a cutoff man. Threw 114 pitches, so obviously command was an issue.

 

All in all, I was impressed. He battled, and got a W against a tough lineup. He obviously isn't perfect, but he'll improve.

 

He has such a great mentality too, such a competator. In the 5th, up 2-1, bases loaded, on his last pitch of the night he paints the black with a 94 MPH heater. The whole stadium, and team went nuts. It was awesome.

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He was leaving that curve up in the zone for the duration for his start. Just by looking at it it was a nice curve, just needs to keep it down. If I were Narron Id try to keep him from using it too much until his jitters subside.

Definatley left it up too much. He got away with 2 really bad hangers. One to Hafner which resulted in a single, and one to Barfield which ended up in Dunn's glove at the wall. He has to throw it, it's the only way it's going to improve.

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I didnt get credit for Baileys start friday in my H2H league until today. It showed up in his player box, just wasnt being calculated into my weekly totals.

 

I was going to get ticked, because of Capuano I needed a decent performance to try and balance it out.

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