Re: Right handed hitting on the Reds
Originally Posted by Ron Madden
I believe the biggest problem the Reds have had vs LHP the past few years begins with the Manager.
Far too often Boone, Miley and Narron penciled inferior players into the lineup just because they hit from the rght side of the plate. (Often in spots 1-5 in the batting order
Excellent post and right on the mark. For all his predetermined faults, I bet Dusty never PHs Juan Castro for Josh Hamilton. Sometimes some players just shouldn't play over other players when performance is the issue (as opposed to rest or injury). Juan Castro shouldn't be a preferred option against RH's, LH's or even if he's allowed to hit off of a tee.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS