Re: 4/6/2013 - Saturday - Reds vs Nats
Holy over-reactions Batman!
It's Hoovers fault, it's Dusty's fault, Bruce needs to be moved, Heisey needs to be moved, Frazier is out best contact hitter, we should've won the game, etc, etc, etc.
Come on people. We lost this game for 2 reasons and 2 reasons only. The Nationals are good, and Mike Leake had a poor game for him.
The offense did a fantastic job of hanging in there and fighting tooth and nail. Hoover did what he could but in any other situation, he would've had the day off. Dusty could've managed the pen better, but he was put in a tough spot due to the overuse recently and being shorthanded. Bruce is not in a groove yet, but he's hardly a problem. 2 hits yesterday, 2 doubles the day before. He'll be fine. Frazier's in the zone right now, moving him in the order might be the exact thing that will move him OUT of the zone. Leave him alone! Heisey is doing a fine job filling in. Yes, he's strikeout prone. But he's a solid defender and he's had hits in 3 of the last 4 games including a 2 run bomb.
Simply put, people need to take a deep breath and relax. It's not a sprint, it's a MARATHON.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.