Re: Reds vs. Nationals Saturday 4/14
Dusty Baker didn’t blame hit hitters’ approach in the 4-1 loss.
“If you were patient, it was Strike 1,” Baker said. “If you were aggressive, a lot of times it was a breaking ball. He was on. When a guy’s on, you can come up with all the excuses. . . ”
Baker was curious if Jackson was that good or the Reds hitters were that bad. He put the question to home plate umpire Tim Welke.
“He said, ‘hey, he’s that good,’” Baker said. “He was sharp. Everything looked like a fastball. It would be a breaking ball in the dirt . . . The worst thing you can face is a relaxed pitcher. When you’re not scoring runs, they relax. That’s what he did.”
Baker sticking up for his players. Admirable. But we all know, it is the hitters and the approach.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!