Re: Mackanin should be fired already
We faced a lefty yesterday and again today. One would think that our right handed batters would be in there and doing well against lefties.
Not so. Both Freel and EE are hitting very poorly against lefties.
vs. lefties .146/.157/.280
vs. righties .323/.400/.419
vs. lefties .226/.350/.310
vs. righties .282/.345/.418
The Reds need to find a way to do better against left handed pitching. We also need to get more from 3rd base. That is supposed to be a power position, and EE has only 6 HRs and a .383 slugging there. And there is nobody close in Louisville or Chatanooga that will do much better.
I still have hope for EE. His defense HAS improved. Now if only he could find his lost power stroke.
"I genuinely like this team. I like the vibe and spirit of this team. This is just the beginning." Dusty on 2/19/12.