He just needs to flip around the chronology and then it would all be Dusty's fault.
That disappointment is a bit greater after having been told all spring that he is the Reds second best pitcher, that his ERA is irrelevant, that he misses bats, that his terrible spring is meaningless, and that his peripherals indicate that he is a very good starter.
Homer is just too easy to hit. He doesn't fool the hitters. He "misses bats" for stretches of the game, but the opposition gets to him somewhere along the way.
He's not that effective and I always wonder if he is really healthy.
Sure, give him more time, maybe things will get better.
It wasn't a good outing, but I wouldn't say it was a horrible one either.
I am more concerned about the offense. They should've racked up some more runs tonight than they did against Westbrook. And in watching the 4 games so far this season, there needs to be much better plate discipline.
Stat of the night:
Bailey gave up more homers in the first inning than Chapman has given up in his entire career.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldn’t do it." - Brad Kullman
Homer took the Reds out of the game in the first inning. He allowed three bombs and four runs before the Reds got a single at bat.
Latos didn't do that. Arroyo pitched six beautiful innings and was left in too long.
This performance was a disaster. The overall numbers do not tell the full story. The Reds were put in a position of using their secondary relievers because they were way behind from the outset.
The demise followed.
Fresh start for Homer next time. He always seems to find a way to give up too many runs at some point. I know, it's ERA, it doesn't count. Hopefully he'll do better next time.