Originally Posted by registerthis
How would it help his pitching? If he somehow manages to hit .200 and collect a few RBIs along the way, good on him. But "Bailey at the Bat" would hardly be a "significant" event.
His hitting should be the furthest thing from his mind, and I can only hope that Ted Power and the rest of the Reds organization has made that abundantly clear to him.
I am not necessarily talking about batting average. How about getting a sac bunt down. Move the runner up in a 2-1 game and he scores now you have a 3-1 game and a little less pressure on you. I bet last night Arroyo was pissed at himself when he didn't get that sac bunt down. If he did and the run scores then maybe the reds win that game. Getting a sac bunt down as a pitcher not only helps yourself but it also helps your team win. Is it the most important thing, no, but it does help.