Re: 5/12/12 -- Nationals at Reds
Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
Not anymore, Sir Charles. Everybody has learned that if you pitch around Votto, you can beat the Reds by scoring 4 runs or less. Until the Reds get a real bat behind Votto, this is what we have.
I would pitch around Votto to make Phillips face a righty every time. The difference in likely outcome is striking.
Against righties, Votto has a career wOBA of .414 while Phillips had a wOBA of .315. Thats a difference of 52 runs or 5 WAR over 600 PAs..... Against righties, Phillips is really miscast at the cleanup bat that splits the lefties.
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