Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics
Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
I think few are good situational hitters --- going to right side when it is called for seems to rarely happen
The older I get - the better I was
and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)