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    Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    Travis Wood struckout the side in the first inning while giving up a two out double. He just struckout the side in the second inning, too. 6 K's in two innings for Wood.

    Homer threw a 1-2-3 1st inning with a strikeout, but gave up two runs on four hits in the second inning. No walks and two K's through two. Homer has still yet to walk a batter this inning.

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    Update: Wood allows a double in the 3rd inning but struckout another. 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K

    Bailey: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K

    Bailey sets them down in order in the fourth. 4 K's in 4 innings.
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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    Wood fires a scoreless fourth inning while recording his 8th punchout. T Wood now has 13 strikeouts in 7.2 innings this year vs just one walk.

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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    Update on Wood:

    5 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 10 strikeouts

    Bailey: 5 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts

    Guevara at Chattanooga: 7 up, 7 down with 4 strikeouts. Could he help the Reds pen later in the year?
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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    Wood has great stuff and his mechanic's make Howington's look like he never thrown a ball. He still needs to become more efficient and such, but he is only 19 years old.

    Hopefully the injury bug to talented arms left with Bowden's drafts............

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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    Travis Wood was NASTY tonight. His changeup made Lansing look foolish. His FB was coming in at 88 and his change was between 68 and 72. His stuff was real good today. He struck out most of his batters with the change.

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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51
    Travis Wood was NASTY tonight. His changeup made Lansing look foolish. His FB was coming in at 88 and his change was between 68 and 72. His stuff was real good today. He struck out most of his batters with the change.

    Went to the game last night. I didn't see Wood break 88mph on any pitch and I kept an eye on his pitches all night. I thought he was a hard thrower as well. He's a lefty, so a finesse pitcher isn't necessarily a bad thing. He had a great change up last night that was killing Lansing hitters. He also was throwing a pretty decent curveball, and did a real nice job keeping hitters off balance all night.
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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    Went to the game last night. I didn't see Wood break 88mph on any pitch and I kept an eye on his pitches all night. I thought he was a hard thrower as well. He's a lefty, so a finesse pitcher isn't necessarily a bad thing. He had a great change up last night that was killing Lansing hitters. He also was throwing a pretty decent curveball, and did a real nice job keeping hitters off balance all night.
    I was looking at 3 different guns the whole night.

    Here are some sample speeds...88 was his fastest, and with those you have to give or take a mph or two.

    FB - 88, 86, 85....consistantly between 85 and 87
    Ch - 73, 72, 72, 72, 74

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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    If I remember correctly, Wood is racking up these strikeout totals without even using a fastball that breaks 90MPH. Is this correct?

    If so, that doesn't project too well into the Majors, but it's still nice to see these kind of numbers from a Reds farmhand.
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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30
    If I remember correctly, Wood is racking up these strikeout totals without even using a fastball that breaks 90MPH. Is this correct?

    If so, that doesn't project too well into the Majors, but it's still nice to see these kind of numbers from a Reds farmhand.
    Not to bicker, but I would think that a fastball/changeup combo with a 20+ MPH differential could be very effective in the majors, assuming that the mechanics are consistent and deceptive.

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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    Wood so far in his career has been something special. It's impossible to look four years down the road with any sort of clarity, but the kid delivers practically every time he takes the mound. As a fan, you can't ask for than that.
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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    As long as he continues to pump out the rate stats he projects. What you have to watch for is him hitting a wall at a particular level. K rate will be the biggest ongoing indicator of his 'stuff', particularly if it stays below the 'toolsy' level.

    Sounds like he is again handling the higher level quite well. Good news.
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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    Not a lot of pitchers in low A throwing a really effective change ... I think that contributes to his success. I expect the same in High-A and AA. At the AAA level he'll meet hitters who've seen a lot of change-ups, so I'd expect that to show whether he's got a possible Major League change-up. A great change up can be effective in the Major Leagues ... Mario Soto? Hey, does anyone know if Soto has worked with Wood this season? Is Wood's a straight change or a circle change? Regardless, a really good change can make Albert Pujols look silly...it can be a viable big league pitch, but hitters will sit on it if you don't mix your pitches better at the higher levels. I loved watching hitters flail at Chris Reitsma's change when he first came up, but then hitters knew he'd throw a 75mph pitch as his out pitch and they pounced on it.

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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    I was checking out the box scores and seen that Carlos Guevara pitched tonight for Chattanooga. I know its early into the season for them, but hes off to a good start.

    Hes pitched 2 games out of the bullpen. 3 2/3 Innings, 0 Hits, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K.

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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    So, are they now going to promote Wood through the system as a two pitch pitcher (fastball, change) or is he still trying to develop his breaking ball?

    If he's going to proejct as a big-league starter, then he's going to have to have a 3rd pitch that is at least effective, if for no other reason than to give hitters a different look than the fastball and the change. Without that, he's Chris Reitsma v. 2.0 -- not a bad thing, but I'd certainly want more out of such a high draft pick.

    Also, wasn't he touted as a high velocity guy coming out of the draft? I seem to remember him also being considered an injury risk based on mechanical difficulties.
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    Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
    So, are they now going to promote Wood through the system as a two pitch pitcher (fastball, change) or is he still trying to develop his breaking ball?
    Listened to part of the Dragons game last night on my way home from work. The announcers metioned several times where Wood threw a curve ball. If memory serves me correctly, I recall them mentioning that a couple of his fastballs were getting into the low 90s.

    The kid is only 19, he'll probably add a couple of MPHs to his fastball as he increases his leg strength.


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