Originally Posted by texasdave
You figured this team would miss Votto. But this much?
I agree. Perhaps we should have seen it coming, though.
I just can't believe the approach that most of our batters are stepping into the box with. As you pointed out, 15 first pitch swingers last night. Then Cairo first pitch swinging after Heisey walks.
It's just asinine. It's poor fundamentals. And the reason Stubbs gets so much ire around here in my opinion, is that he's the golden child for this trend on the club: "If your approach is broken, don't fix it."
I'm not a complainer on here. I like to try and be patient and let things come into view because baseball is such a long and twisty season. It is frustrating when there isn't a single guy in the lineup to break the mold. And it's a pretty crummy trend when it applies to most of the team.