Originally Posted by OC_Red
Funny, read the previous on my phone and was going to post the same thing but got a call here at work. Great minds?
I would go one step further and say "approach" to an AB. You can't have a univeral approach because the game changes to much, but the Reds seem to have a single approach. Last night in the nineth is an example. the plan by Cozart should have been going into that AB to get on base and once the count is 2-0 you move up and crowd the plate and make it tougher on Kimble and work a walk or maybe get plunked. Our hitters (except Votto) seem to "eager" at time to want to "drive" the ball. The objective should be to get on base first and "if" you can get your pitch then drive it. Outside of Joey we are just not selective enough. I LOVE Frazier, but this swining at pitches so far off the plate is a lack of discipline, which can be traced back to a lack of quality coaching on all levels.