Re: 9-8-10. Reds @ Rockies
I'm not giving up on Brandon Phillips, but the guy is struggling bigtime right now. We need him to be the player he was prior to the all-star break, but ever since the STL series last month, he's been playing far, far below that level. I don't understand why Dusty is so reluctant to stick Valaika in there for another game or two, after the way he performed during Brandon's absence.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN