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    Guys Homer looks nasty!

    Yeah he looped a curve in there to Big CC but everyone else... well they look a little baffled by Homer's stuff. His stuff is low and hard, I like the new Homer.

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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    His FB has been sitting at 93-94, SL in the mid-80's has been ok, and his curve is around 79. He is looking much better than previous MLB games this year.

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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    His spotting that 94 MPH on the outside corner, no one's gonna hit a pitch like that. So if he just works a curve a change he'll be OK. He should stay in the majors IMO.

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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    Less effort and better results, or so it seems.

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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Less effort and better results, or so it seems.
    Agreed. He seems to be calmer up there and not trying to overthrow everything. Looks a lot more mature in his approach. I'm still not a huge fan of his stuff, but if he can keep it low in the zone, he's got a chance to stick this time.
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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    He definatley looks better than he did even against the Phillies, his breaking stuff still neds work though.

    Definatley looking better.
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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    Is he sporting a new tattoo on his left forearm of an arrow?
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Is he sporting a new tattoo on his left forearm of an arrow?
    Not new. He's covered in ink, most under his shirt.

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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    He looked pretty good today. The curveball needs some more work but his fastball looked good.
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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    Basically he continued what he was doing in the minors. Clearly over his last 5 starts he's got his stuff back (hitting 93 consistently on the fastball) and has reasonable control. He was getting lots of K's, and keeping the walks to a minimum (K:BB of 4ish). Today, I saw a major league pitcher out there.

    His fastball today was very strong. He was actually locating it on the corners for the most part, and at times I think he even got squeezed a bit. So for once he was ahead of hitters, putting himself in good situations.

    However, the bulk of his off speed pitches were coming in over the belt. Now when you get ahead of guys, your still going to get the odd K in those situations (ie. Weeks), but at the same time, your going to get burned (Sabathia). But he still gave himself a chance basically by having one really effective pitch the entire day. That shows how impressive that pitch can be. For the most part, he was getting outs on that fastball in the strikezone. The next step will be improving those off speed pitches to get outs outside the strikezone.

    Against, a tough offense, he acquitted himself well, and for about the second time in Bailey's major league career, I came away impressed with his performance. A clear improvement over his first stint in the majors. And with the trend starting for 4 starts in AAA, I think there's a decent chance that the new Homer is here to stay. He is still just 5 starts removed from pure crap, but hopefully the mechanical changes will be permanent.
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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    He looked pretty good today. The curveball needs some more work but his fastball looked good.
    His curve was not there today. It looked much better in AAA after his most recent demotion. Today it lacked the bite that he had on it in AAA recently.

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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    maybe I need to clean my glasses off, I saw at least a half of dozen good curves and changeups... I saw nothing like the breaking balls he was throwing earlier in the year. He has clearly improved his off speed stuff from his first visit. Is his off speed stuff like CC...nope, but its a lot more closer in the strike zone than before.

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    promising

    I thought we would lose against CC but I watched the game to see how Homer fared. He looked a LOT better than his previous stint. We even saw some fire when he was taken out of the game when he didn't want to go.
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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    Definitely looked like he was throwing with about 85-90% effort. That is the key to him, IMO.

    Very encouraging. He may go back down if Harang doesn't go to the DL, but hopefully Fogg pitches well enough to get traded for peanuts to a sucker and Homer can be back for the rest of the year. He's big league ready pitching at 90% effort.
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    Re: Guys Homer looks nasty!

    Homer's changeup seems to have improved too. With the return of his velocity, a better changeup, and improved command, he just may be able to stick this time. Now he just needs to work on getting his curveball back to where it was. Homer doesn't have to develop into a stud ace, we just need him to be an above average starter and I think he can and will do that. The 2009 rotation could be scary if Homer can continue pitching like he did today. A rotation consisting of Edinson Volquez, Aaron Harang, Johnny Cueto, Bronson Arroyo, and Homer Bailey could be among the best in baseball. Find another bat or two and improve the defense up the middle and this team could be ready to make the playoffs.
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