Re: 6/12/11: Reds @ Giants--Sunday Night Baseball
Originally Posted by edabbs44
Every time I see Boston put up a 14, 15 or 16 spot, it cracks me up when some talk aboout Cincy's offense and how they are #1 in runs scored.
The numbers may have been there in order to make that claim earlier this season, but there's no way that they ever had the best offense in baseball. There is a huge gap.
The number 5 hitter has a .671 OPS. Number 6 is at .737 and number 7 is at .589 and those are the best offensive options for those defensive spots on the 25 man roster. I get that the pitching needs to get better and its near the bottom, but this offense will not find the number 5 hitter it needs from within.
"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