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BluegrassRedleg
06-23-2009, 10:03 PM
Bruce hacks away at two pitches, neither one in the zone, popping the second one up trying to a hit a 2-run HR with nobody on base.

Nix gets himself in an 0-2 hole with two ridiculous pitches, later strikes out looking on a dead-red, fat, middle-of-plate fastball.

These guys have no approach at the plate whatsoever. They make themselves easy to pitch to. Most of the time, they'll get themselves out if you let them.

Ghosts of 1990
06-23-2009, 10:09 PM
Bruce hit one about 4 feet short of a homer.... like he does on most nights

BluegrassRedleg
06-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Bruce hit one about 4 feet short of a homer.... like he does on most nights

That shows you how strong he is, but it was a bad cut at a "pitcher's pitch."

What happened to the guy who came up a couple of years ago working the count, lining the ball the opposite way? :confused:

lidspinner
06-24-2009, 08:45 AM
what I dont get is accountibility??????? is anyone talking to these guys after they approach an AB that way???? Is anyone sitting JB down and saying, "Pal, you gots to swing at better pitches".??? Is anyone letting these guys know that they were down 2 runs, they needed to get people on base to make soemthing happen? I love JB and LN but I seen the same thing. Reds coaches either need to coach or let someone else coach.
One of my best memeories of a Reds coach was Lou saying that he could care less if we lost 162 games a year as long as we were beat all 162 games by the other team. Cant remember the verbatim speach but it was meant to let you know that we cant win a title if we beat ourselves.....we cannot allow our batters to walk up there and not know what is going on.

CySeymour
06-24-2009, 09:14 AM
From what I can tell, Bruce has been getting guidance. That was part of that game against the Cubs where Dusty sat him out, but made Bruce sit next to him during the game so Dusty could show him some of the things he should be doing.

Now, if Dusty was actually telling him the CORRECT things to do, I can't say...

TheBigLebowski
06-24-2009, 09:34 AM
Their plate approach was soooo refreshingly different during the first few weeks of the season. Seems like years ago.

roby
06-24-2009, 11:36 AM
Their plate approach was soooo refreshingly different during the first few weeks of the season. Seems like years ago.

I agree that Nix looked really bad last night, but hasn't he been working the count, fouling off pitches and looking for his pitch to hit most of the year?

NastyBoy
06-24-2009, 12:15 PM
What are you expecting the Reds offense to put up 8 runs every night? Reds pitching giving up 7 runs made the 9th inning irrelevant.

BluegrassRedleg
06-24-2009, 02:56 PM
What are you expecting the Reds offense to put up 8 runs every night? Reds pitching giving up 7 runs made the 9th inning irrelevant.

This wasn't a "Reds should have won that game" or "Who's to blame?" post. It's an example of the approach that has made the offense look bad all season long.

bounty37h
06-24-2009, 03:23 PM
Bruce hit one about 4 feet short of a homer.... like he does on most nights

Are you saying he comes up short most nights, or homers most nights?

Jefferson24
06-24-2009, 03:27 PM
Bruce comes up short most nights. I think that will continue the rest of the year. Then next year he will develop into the player most of us have been waiting for. This year is just a year long sophomore slump.

Redus
06-24-2009, 04:27 PM
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fire Jacoby then get somebody better than him to work with these guys.