Originally Posted by Mutaman
One question- Homer really moved forward once Hanigan started catching him last year. Coincidence? Might Homer insist that Hanigan catch him and if so, where does that leave Mes in terms of playing time?
Homer Bailey pitched outstanding with Mesoraco behind the plate for him. Far better than he had ever pitched before. On July 25th, Homer Bailey had 3.53 ERA. His ERA on July 25th in his other seasons? 3.67 in 2011, in less than 50% as many innings, 5.51 in 2010, 6.87 in 2009, 6.52 in 2008 and 6.99 in 2007.
From July 31-the end of August, he slumped and posted an ERA of 7.01. That can't be put on a catcher. That is on him.
Then, like every September in his career, Homer Bailey turned into an ACE.