Personally the Reds keep saying Bailey isn't ready- say he needs to work more with his 3rd pitch. Just curious put yourself in Homer's place 21 year old 4-1 1.99 era wouldn't you in some way wonder if I need a 3rd pitch so bad-how am I succeeding here allowing barely 5 hits per every 9 innings ? While Livingston is 0-3 3.88 era and league is hitting .300 against is recalled twice-sorry thinking back a million years ago to when I was 21 and thought I knew it all.
If he pitches well again tonight maybe they should recall him and let him learn in the majors. As I remember Mario Soto and Jose Rijo were pretty successful with 2 pitches.
If Homer gets hammered up here perhaps it would cement in his head the need for that 3rd pitch. But if I'm 21 and rated in top 5 pitching prospects in all of baseball and very unhittable in AAA - I might be reluctant to use a 3rd pitch very often.
Just thinking back a million years to when I was 21 - tended to have to learn the hard way a little.