Re: 7/3/2012: Reds @ Dodgers--Votto returns, Cozart has a hard head
Originally Posted by Kc61
Cannot give up that hit to Abreu. Sorry, I know Johnny has been great, but he grooved the pitch.
Fall behind a hitter like Abreu 3-1 you don't give in. If you walk him, you walk him. First base was open the Dodgers have very few hitters.
Just a terrible pitch.
I don't think he gave in. He got a 3-1 slider in for a strike. He had just struck out Ellis on a fastball.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."