Did anyone else watch? I say watch because I'm not sure that the radio would depict just how impressive he looked.
His line from tonight...
5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1BB, 3Ks
I can honestly say that he looked leaps and bounds better than any of his other performances I've seen this season (and I saw most of them). He started off (especially in the 1st inning) relying a lot on the fastball, but by the 2nd inning he was mixing in the off speed stuff very frequently and he was throwing it for strikes consistently (he threw 80 pitches tonight and 51 were for strikes). I still like the fact that he's pitched over 28 innings in the majors and has only given up 2 HR's (and many of those starts were at GAB).
I've been as skeptical and critical about Bailey as any, but tonight was definitely encouraging. He still has a ways to go and hopefully he works hard in the offseason going into next year, but the kid is 20 and has time to imrpove. I really do think he has a high ceiling. Hopefully he lives up to the hype. Time will tell.