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Homer Bailey
06-13-2008, 02:13 AM
Going into Thursday:

.236/.285/.388 for an OPS of .637. In the cleanup spot. Every night against Righties. 39:12 K:BB rate.

I'll admit he rakes against Lefties, but his approach against RHP has been comical this year. I don't recall his hacking being this bad in years past, but there is no way this man belongs in the cleanup spot vs. RHP. No way.

mroby85
06-13-2008, 02:33 AM
He has struggled this season, but to be honest, I think he's hitting below what he's capable of. I agree he's not a cleanup hitter, but he is a good hitter. This team honestly doesn't have a true cleanup hitter imo, griffey also isn't a true 3 hitter anymore, so it kind of stinks for your 3-4 hitters to not be legit. I think bruce is the 3 of the future, and votto possibly 5 if they can get a good right handed 4 hitter to put between them, but we'll see what happens. just supposing they could get someone like kempe or holliday, and you lose dunn, you could go something like that.

Big Hurt
06-13-2008, 09:08 AM
It seems the pressure of being clean up has changed his plate approach. It looks like he's trying to muscle the ball all the time. I think if he could move to another slot we would see the Brandon of old - a very good hitter.

Stud4life717
06-13-2008, 09:56 AM
It seems the pressure of being clean up has changed his plate approach. It looks like he's trying to muscle the ball all the time. I think if he could move to another slot we would see the Brandon of old - a very good hitter.


Agreed. He needs to get out of this 40+ HR mentality as he likely will never hit that many. He needs to shoot the gaps much like he did last year, As many of those turn into dingers anyway in our park.

Newman4
06-13-2008, 11:33 AM
Swings wildly at breaking balls and gets behind in the count.....translates to that .637 OPS you speak of.

Griffey012
06-13-2008, 12:31 PM
I would honestly like Bruce or Votto at 2, then Phillips at 3, with a combo of Griffey and Dunn at 4 and 5. It is clear pitchers are afraid of Griffey and Dunn, so stack them back to back pleeeeease. You can have to other of Votto and Bruce at 6, because both of them don't struggle much against lefties, especially Votto.

Lockdwn11
06-14-2008, 11:19 AM
I may be wrong but isn't that a OPS of .673 ?

aerontg
06-14-2008, 12:40 PM
.285 + .388 = .673

Lockdwn11
06-14-2008, 12:48 PM
LOL thats what I thought

redhawk61
06-14-2008, 03:53 PM
He needs Barry Larkin, his idol growing up, as the hitting coach to teach him the ways of the opposite field line drive again.

UC_Ken
06-15-2008, 11:52 AM
This team desperately needs a right handed middle of the order hitter. Phillips clearly isn't it and Edwin hasn't shown any signs that it's going to be him either. At this point though I'd flip EE and Phillips against RHPs.