Re: 7/12 Minors Updates: Homer on the mound, Bruce in CF, Janish at SS
I was at the game last night. Homer hit 92-93 about two times according to the stadium gun. His fastball was 89-91. At least a couple of his K's were purely luck - surprising a batter on one occasion with a floating 3-2 changeup in his eyes. To me, he looks as if he's thinking too much and aiming the ball. The last thing I'd be telling him right now is to work on a new pitch. He appears to have lost his confidence/motivation, which is not a good thing, but hopefully the Reds have someone on payroll that can wake him up and get him back to cutting loose on the mound.
Jay Bruce is the real deal. His play last night was the epitome of "man among boys". Everything he does not the field is absolutely fluid and effortless. I could not have been more impressed, and the kid had a huge smile on his face throughout the game - clearly soaking it all in. As depressed as I was about Homer, I was exponentially more impressed with Bruce. Bailey will shake off his blues, and Bruce is absolutely going to be a star.