Less than successful outing for Homer Bailey today:
Against the Indians, Bailey gave up five earned runs and three hits, including two home runs, in just two-thirds of an inning. The right-hander also issued two walks and hit a batter.
Already in the clubhouse, teammate Josh Hamilton missed the performance. When Hamilton came out of the shower and saw Bailey surrounded by reporters, he curiously asked, “Homer, how’d you do?”
“I put up a nice five spot in the fifth, but thanks for asking!” Bailey responded with a big smile.
“Sun’s coming up tomorrow, boys,” Bailey told the reporters. “Everyone’s going to have their bad ones, right?”
At least the kid seems to have the right perspective. There will be better days. I’m still excited to have Bailey on the verge of the majors.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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