The main part of the column concerns the Reds young pitching.
It includes a critque of Bailey’s Friday outing.
He allowed five runs in the first inning.
But it wasn’t as bad as it sounds. Assistant player development director Grant Griesser saw the outing. He said a misplayed fly ball and error allowed the first two runs to reach. Bailey, an 18-year-old right-hander, came back to strike out the side in the second.
“He was throwing 91 to 94,” Griesser said. “Whenever he wanted to throw 94, he did.”
It also says that Howington has had shoulder surgery again.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.