Originally Posted by Brutus
The point is that of the 29 innings more pitched by Bailey, based only on Bailey's average of 6.3 innings per start, 19 of those 29 innings were only because of pitching more starts based on how the rotation was re-shuffled at a few points in the year.
So you're only talking about a difference of 10 innings through the course of the season because of lasting longer in games. Not a big difference at all.
I know this stems from the Leake v. Bailey debate we've had all year.
I've been on the Leake side of things until recently. But Bailey has become a dominant pitcher of late.
Yes, Homer has been inconsistent and may revert. But right now, I don't see a comparison between the two.