Originally Posted by Norm Chortleton
Cards = situational hitting.
Reds (except Votto) = trying to hit the Tundra sign regardless of the count, score, etc.
Spot on. The playoffs is all about pitching and situational hitting. We are almost totally lacking in the latter.
But that shouldn't suprise us as the manager and hitting coach do not insist on our players learing to do it. "Get a good pitch and whale on it" is the hitting philosophy now, and we will be unlikely to win a WS until that philosophy changes.