CINCINNATI — Turns out, Homer Bailey has never been to Saltillo, Mexico, but hes read about it.
The Cincinnati right-hander had internet writers searching the Internet for the proper spelling of the towns label after saying hed been recently bit harder by bedbugs there even though describing his brush that has a line drive during the Reds 4-0 wow Cleveland on Thursday.
Thats a range from Lonesome Dove, Bailey said before Fridays game. Thats my favorite book and motion picture.
The mark on Baileys right oral cavity and neck left through Indians shortstop Jose Ramirezs fifth-inning liner — which the pitcher surely could slow down with his glove — had virtually disappeared, but some pain still lingered.
Talking to yall and nibbling at the same time doesnt make it really feel so good, said Bailey, that improved to 9-5 with a Three or more.71 ERA with his fourth straight quality start. His next start is planned for Wednesday against Birkenstock boston in the finale of Cincinnatis seven-game homestand.
Manager Bryan Value credited better pitch execution with Baileys the latest surge, during which his Years has fallen just over a half a run from Some.22.
There was a point in time earlier in the season when we considered he mightve been showing his pitches earlier, that is been addressed, Value said.
Bailey didnt disagree with Prices assessment, but he also allowed for a change in fortune.
Early within the season, the balls were falling in, he explained. Now, theyre falling into safety gloves.
Im locating my fastball really well. I guess you could say all the things that i am supposed to do, Im doing a lot of them.