Krivsky on Bailey
Homer Bailey will make at least more start at Triple-A. It could be more. Bailey got hit around in his last outing.
“He struggled -- 90 pitches in 3 1/3, by anyone’s measurements, is not what we're looking for," Wayne Krivsky said. “I'm sure it’s not what he was looking for. He struggled with command I’m sure.”
Is there any concern about Bailey's velocity?
“No,” Krivsky said. “I will say in general terms a lot of times people put high radar gun readings in the paper – I’m not singling anyone out here – but in general a pitcher might touch 97. And they say he throws 97. It might be one pitch a game. He pitches more – we call it a comfort zone, where he pitches for the most part – it might be 91 to 94, where he touches 97 or 96.
“Those numbers can be inflated. Even though he touches it for one pitch, it’s not like he pitching that range the whole game.”
Bailey was in the 91 to 93 range in the Louisville outing and touched 94. But he walked five and got the ball up.
“Velocity is overrated," Krivsky said. "Look at Tom Glavine the other day.”
Glavine's fastball was hitting 85 -- tops -- when he two-hit the Reds for eight innings. But command was not a question with Glavine.