Not a bad return to the big leagues for Homer Bailey last night. Bailey went 5.1 innings, giving up one run on three hits. He struck out three and walked just one.
Of interest to many in Redleg Nation is this:
Bailey improved to 3-2 and looked very much like the pitcher he was before a groin injury derailed his season. His velocity was consistently at 94. He hit 96 several times and 97 once.
“I didn’t check to see what my velocity was,” Bailey said. “I felt healthy.”
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