Re: Rally Killers?
Yeah, thats definitely a Chris Welsh thing. I think the more likely reason that it seems to Chris that they are rally killers is the Reds rarely have scored for the past few years without the aid of a home run. Yeah, they often don't score after Adam Dunn or KGJ hit a home run, but that's because of two reasons IMO...
1)After a Griffey or Dunn hit a homer, there are 8 other batters that make an out after them.
2)We simply can't play small ball. Sure, Hopper and Freel are capable of getting on base some, although Freel has been irratic at it. Yes, Hamilton or Hatteburg are capable of making productive outs after they get on. But it is all for nothing when Dunn and Griffey either smash one over the wall, strike out, or walk.
This team isn't built for small ball, end of story. That is why we are at the top of the league in home runs, but at the bottom as far as our record is concerned.
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