Re: 8/29/2012 Reds at D'Backs
Well I'm sure they were trying, but swinging at everything Corbin was throwing (and there were some downright ugly swings taken) didn't help. When he hit his tying HR, the count on Heisey was at least 1-1, which is just about equal to the amount of pitches that he took the whole afternoon before that. I'm not inherently against swinging at the first good one, but I think early on a lot of the guys went up to bat with a 'free and easy' attitude, which could be described as sleepwalking.
"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."