Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread
Don't look now, but last night's offensive explosion put the starting eight above average in terms of OPS.
And that includes Drew Stubbs' 50 OPS+.
The difference between this year and last? Fewer offensive black holes. At this time last season, EdE, AGon, and Hernandez were all struggling, with Taveras soon to swoon in a major way. This season, the only position that's really struggling is CF.
Good news is that CF should improve (if only because Dickerson can't be as bad as he's been, and Heisey may steal some PT if he continues to hit), as should Phillips (a little) and Gomes (based on last year and continued intelligent usage).
Bad news is that Votto, Hernandez, and Rolen are all due at least slight payback.
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher