Re: 7/30/12 - Reds vs Padres
Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
I dunno, I think that's the right call. That wasn't an easy catch for Quentin, especially going up against the wall. Perhaps someone with more range gets that more routinely, but for Quentin specifically, I think that is a double.
It also looked like he was bothered by the sun, even if the ball wasn't in it, the brightness might have disoriented him. It happens.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.