Originally Posted by ChatterRed
He's had 2 games. Volquez was terrible his first 2 games. And Micah had Dickerson completely screw him by dropping that fly ball.
You guys are a tough crowd. And a ridiculously tough one to say the least. Micah will be fine. It could be much worse with Bailey up here. Triple AAA batters are hitting .326 against Homer in 3 starts. Nice (sarcasm). MAJOR LEAGUE HITTERS are hitting .270 against Micah...........amazingly, they are hitting .270 against Volquez too. Micah has given up 10 hits in 9.2 innings pitched. Volquez has given up 17 hits in 15 innings pitched.
SEND VOLQUEZ DOWN!!!!! HE STINKS!!!!! (SARCASM)
Owings hasn't been that bad (better than our #5's i recent memory) but certainly isn't the pitcher that Volquez is. Ednison has a K/9 of 8.80 to Owings 4.66. Owings was hit pretty hard in both games, but kept the team in the hunt. Volquez's problem is that, although he has some plus pitches, he tries to nibble around the strike zone and walk too many hitters.
I certainly get, and agree with your point, that Owings should continue to be put out there and given more of a shot than two games.
BTW, if Owings isn't the answer, I bet you they don't look to Bailey next - they'll go to Masset. Especially with Bailey scuffling down in AAA.