Originally Posted by New York Red
I think Kc was referring to the Reds BA w/RISP and two outs. It's third worst in the NL and dropping fast. Even Joey has struggled bigtime in those situations. I believe he's hitting under .150 now. It's definitely been an issue for this team.
I did start a thread on this.
I agree that the Reds are an injury depleted team and also have some deficiencies in the offense and the bullpen. And guys like Choo have slumped.
But I do think there is an element of succumbing to pressure which traces back before this season, I'm referring to the Giants playoff series.
The offense in particular seems to press in bigger games. Also, the team lacks contact hitters, still has a lot of guys swinging for the fences. A low BA team.
But I don't think the answer is that obvious, the Reds absolutely destroy bad teams but are 15-25 against teams with a .500 record or better.