Re: Baserunning, Bunting, Situational Hitting, An Other Fundamentals
Easily the most frustrating thing for me to watch is players playing out of position. Everybody and their brothers knows Jerry Hairston Jr is not a short stop and Ryan Freel is not a third baseman, yet Hairston is at SS nearly every night despite being a butcher there. It could be argued that Hairston is the reason the Reds lost the first game of this road trip thanks to his crucial throwing error. He nearly lost another game last night when he allowed a routine groundball to roll into center field. Brandon Phillips could only shake his head and laugh at how bad Hairston is over there. As for Freel - sheesh. He fielded a routine groundball and threw it five feet wide of Votto but thankfully Joey made a great play to save Freel a two base error. I know EdE has had some throwing problems but at least he has the range to get to balls and save doubles, unlike Freel.