Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
But you're not taking into account how well he may be hiding the ball, the hitter's approach, wanting to see a pitch or two. Most pitchers...heck, ALL pitchers want to get a first pitch strike, but you also don't want your hitters swinging at the first pitch everytime. Even if it ends up being the only strike you see in the ab.
Yes, we could do a better job...but just look at Votto's swing there....Lynn's got excellent stuff there. You don't see swings like that from joey very often. Give credit where credit's due.
You are giving him way too much credit, he's not doing anything different than everyone else goes out there and does we just kept helping him out by putting ourselves in terrible hitters counts and then fishing.
When we worked the count that inning and got back to 3-2 counts it limited his options and we picked up a couple of hits on the two predictable FBs. When Bruce got up he took and missed then went back fishing to strike out, keep him in the zone and swing at them he's very hittable.