Re: Rick Sweet on Homer Bailey
Baileys fastball is straight? Just so you know you are the only person I have ever seen say that, anywhere. No scouting report I have ever seen has it said that.
As for Hughes controlling the zone... he did a good job of throwing the ball over the plate. It just led to 7 hits in 4.1 innings because guys were sitting on his fastball. All of his strikeouts came on guys who werent in MLB to start the year. The meat of the order went 6-8 against him. The Yankees pushed him to fast and to early and I would be surprised if he gets another 2 starts before heading back. He needs more seasoning. He made mistakes today that he could get away with in AAA, but professional hitters made him pay big time on them.