Originally Posted by dougdirt
Homer Baileys slider continues to be one of the best sliders in the game over the last two years. The idea that he doesn't have an out pitch continues to befuddle me. The problem is, his fastball simply isn't a good pitch anymore.
I'm not disagreeing with you.
How often does Homer use the slider on a 2 strike count to attempt to put the batter away? (Is there even a way to figure that out).
I think people have the perception that Homer gets to 2 strike counts and can't put the batter away. I'm not saying that I think that way.. I know with all pitchers, the mistakes are easier to remember.. I'm just curious.. do you think he's utilizing that great slider often enough.. (Anyone else is welcome to comment). I have listened to most of Homer's starts on the radio, so I really have no idea how often he uses his slider (the radio guys really don't call the pitch the way Welsh does on TV).
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