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texasdave
05-08-2009, 04:04 PM
Don't look now but Ryan Zimmerman has a very quiet 25-game hitting streak. If he gets a hit every day this weekend he will be halfway to Joe Dimaggio and baseball immortality. A long way to go, to be sure, but still an impressive streak.

PhillipsHead
05-08-2009, 04:23 PM
39 total hits in 25 games, a .330 average and being out hit by Joey Votto? This doesn't sound like a very impressive hitting streak, maybe that's why it's not getting a lot of coverage.

WILD THING
05-08-2009, 06:32 PM
A streak is a streak as far as I'm concerned. When a streak becomes bigger than the team, then that's a problem. He's still hitting .330 so I don't feel like that's even an issue at this point.

RedLakerFan24
05-08-2009, 06:44 PM
if he was a yankee or a red sox it woud have been big news

Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 07:11 PM
It's very impressive and the OP is correct, i said it last night when I heard it "WOW" because things have been so quiet about it.

Zimmerman is a nice young player and a 25 game hit streak is something most guys in the game never do in a career. It's a nice thing to do, very hard to achieve.

reds1869
05-08-2009, 07:45 PM
39 total hits in 25 games, a .330 average and being out hit by Joey Votto? This doesn't sound like a very impressive hitting streak, maybe that's why it's not getting a lot of coverage.

If you don't think his current .336 average is impressive then we will have to agree to disagree. 25 games straight with a hit is consistency that most would kill for. Whether or not it is a statistical anomaly is irrelevant, it's a nice accomplishment. Comparing him to Votto--a much superior hitter--is pointless imho; they are two different players on two VERY different teams.

Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 07:47 PM
If you don't think his current .336 average is impressive then we will have to agree to disagree. 25 games straight with a hit is consistency that most would kill for. Whether or not it is a statistical anomaly is irrelevant, it's a nice accomplishment. Comparing him to Votto--a much superior hitter--is pointless imho; they are two different players on two VERY different teams.

Agree that Votto is a better hitter around the same age. And look at the contract that Zimmerman just got. Reds aren't doing something right

Fon Duc Tow
05-08-2009, 08:13 PM
39 total hits in 25 games, a .330 average and being out hit by Joey Votto? This doesn't sound like a very impressive hitting streak, maybe that's why it's not getting a lot of coverage.

well you could have a 162 game hitting streak and still not crack .250...

Would never happen, but it is possible. Point being that a hitting streak doesn't always mean they have a good average.

Eric_the_Red
05-08-2009, 10:51 PM
Agree that Votto is a better hitter around the same age. And look at the contract that Zimmerman just got. Nationals aren't doing something right

Fixed that for you.

The Reds are getting more production for less money. That is doing it right.

Ghosts of 1990
05-09-2009, 12:00 AM
Fixed that for you.

The Reds are getting more production for less money. That is doing it right.

Maybe right this second. But if Votto continues (and Bruce) he will price himself out of the comfortable range and the Reds will need a kings ransom just to keep him.

There is a reason that the Rays, Indians, Marlins and other teams lock up their young stars like Longoria, Hanley, and Sizemore buying out their arbitration years. It is the smart move. The Reds need to quit being cheap and build around these two. Deliver and the fans will turnout. These players will pay for themselves in the way of putting fannies in the seats and wins in the standings.

texasdave
05-09-2009, 12:15 PM
Shhh. Two more hits for Zimmerman last night stretching the streak to 26 games. According to baseball-reference.com his hitting line during the streak is .357/.411/.581/.992. Some folks aren't impressed with those numbers. I'd take about 8 hitters posting similar numbers for the Reds' starting lineup any day of the week.

TheBigLebowski
05-09-2009, 12:40 PM
I don't see how this can be viewed as anything but VERY impressive. Once he gets to 30 games this will probably gain some national exposure.

However, let Mike Lowell get a 10 game streak and it'll be the second story you see on SportsCenter - right behind their obligatory Favre lead.

texasdave
05-10-2009, 02:54 PM
Ryan Zimmerman comes to the plate in the 8th with his 26-game hitting streak on the line and goes yard for what proves to be the eventual game-winner. Sweet. 27 in a row now. Don't tell a soul.

texasdave
05-11-2009, 09:41 AM
Three more hits on Sunday and Ryan Zimmerman is halfway to baseball immortality. 28 down, 28 to go. Here is hoping Adam Dunn keeps hitting for another month. I believe Zimmerman is benefiting a ton having AD in the on-deck circle while he is at the plate. Of course, Zimmerman also has a boatload of talent. That is proving a solid combination so far in 2009.

texasdave
05-12-2009, 12:09 PM
4 more hits on Monday as RZ makes it 29 in a row. Unimpressive numbers during the streak: .381/.428/.659/1.086.

WILD THING
05-12-2009, 01:18 PM
If Zimmerman played in Boston or New York, we'd have 15 minute segments about his hitting streak and the history of hitting streaks.

xavr1
05-12-2009, 01:25 PM
Plus there would be a "Zimmerman watch" that would cut in with coverage of everyone of his at bats during other shows.

Captain Hook
05-12-2009, 01:29 PM
I can't really blame ESPN on this one.No one cares about the Nats or Zimmerman.If he gets close to 40 they will have to cover it but I still doubt that they will want to.

texasdave
05-12-2009, 01:57 PM
Is this a chicken or the egg situation? Does ESPN not spotlight it because noone cares? Or does noone care because ESPN doesn't spotlight it? I would tend to think it is more the latter than the former. But then someone could always bring up the WNBA (or women's sports in general) to counter that argument. (Incidentally, I am not a hater of women's athletics. But unless the host specifically brings up the subject or a female athlete is super-hot does anyone talk women's sports on a sports talk show?) So who knows. I would think if one was a fan of baseball, they would have to be interested in a streak of this length no matter who was involved.

Eric_the_Red
05-12-2009, 02:36 PM
4 more hits on Monday as RZ makes it 29 in a row. Unimpressive numbers during the streak: .381/.428/.659/1.086.

How exactly is that unimpressive? Or is my sarcasm detector broken again?

Benny Red
05-13-2009, 12:18 AM
They've been tracking this pretty heavy the last week or so if you ask me. Maybe it's just cause I watch like 5 million hours of ESPN a day, but I have heard a ton about this.

texasdave
05-13-2009, 12:21 AM
How exactly is that unimpressive? Or is my sarcasm detector broken again?

I was just having a little fun with a previous post is all.

Ghosts of 1990
05-13-2009, 01:59 AM
30 games now. It's just gotten serious

corwinator3407
05-14-2009, 01:03 AM
See ya streak.