Re: 5/1/2013 Reds at Cardinals Lutz First Start
Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan
Why brook jacoby is untouchable to some is beyond me. I don't care how many 15-0 outbursts from this "offense" skew the numbers, the fact remains that this team doesn't really hit when it has to. And that's not a problem confined to the last two series. They haven't hit all month, they strike out far too much, they don't hit with RISP, they have black holes at multiple positions (including LF, SS, C and a lot of time RF) ... Honestly. Put down the kool aid. There are no series with the Astros any time soon to get healthy on.
I don't think he's "untouchable"....but I also don't think he's really the problem. At the end of the day it's up to the HITTERS to get the job done. Right now we're facing one of the toughest stretches of pitchers you'll ever see. 7 straight games against guys like this? Unreal. The worst guy we faced might've been either Dan Haren or Jamie Garcia. That's kinda nuts.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.