Re: Homer Bailey making first start since the no-hitter
M2, TR sorry for mixing up the posts. I skim through things at times and blend them together.
As for me having excuses for Bailey, maybe I am a little bit. But I dont find them to far fetched either.
The FSL is a very pitcher friendly league, but where Sarasota plays, they have one of the more hitter friendly parks in the league. Someone had the park factors for the leagues and the teams around here before, but I cant seem to find them.
Lets take a look at Bailey's home and road splits though. Small sample size of course, but lets look anyways.
Home: 15.2ip, 18 hits, 2bb, 14k, 5.74 ERA
Away: 16.0ip, 6 hits, 7bb, 19k, 2.00 ERA
Both home and away he has 3 starts each. On the road he is dominating and at home he is struggling. It will be interesting to see how it plays out over the course of the entire season as this is obviously a small sample size and could be attributed to luck or just chance.
After I get back from seeing Kremchek this afternoon I plan on taking another look into his stats a little more deeply, but I have no time right now to do it. So expect a little bit more later tonight on breaking down Baileys season so far.