Thursday, August 9, 2012

'Won't You Come Home, Andrew Bailey?'

Steve Nesius - REUTERS
With apologies to songwriter Hughie Cannon, we have to ask, "Won't you come home, Andrew Bailey?" After another positive outing at AAA today, it seems painfully obvious that Andrew Bailey (our closer in waiting) is ready for Prime Time. It's not like we don't need the help for the over-worked bullpen! So, what's the hold-up? In Thursday's game, he pitched a scoreless inning and touched 94 miles an hour on the radar gun. In five innings of post-thumb surgery rehab, he as nine strikeouts. So, the guy we dumped Josh Reddick (.260, 25HR, 58 RBIs) for hasn't thrown a pitch in anger yet in The Show. Get him up here!