Originally Posted by captainmorgan07
After watching Coco give that one away tonite doing something that effects almost all reds pitchers i've about had enough. Anytime they get ahead 0-2, 1-2 in the count it seems like we throw to many good pitchers that hitters can hit. We can't just be throwing get ahead fastballs in counts like these. Too many times guys like Harang, and Arroyo give up basehits on 0-2 counts. Throw a ball out of the strikezone make them chase if they don't u still have pitches to work with. I blame some of this on the catchers though. Terrible pitch calling in these situations doesn't help the matter.
This has driven me crazy all season long and it's virtually every pitcher on the staff(Volquez - All Star Game?). We throw so many 0-2, 1-2 cookies, it's ridiculous. Make them work for it. Similarly, when a pitcher is on the ropes, make him throw srtikes.
Face it, this team does not play intelligent baseball in any facet of the game.