Originally Posted by PTjvs
Sure, if you never want to score more than one run in an inning, you'd be right.
A walk is a positive result in nearly every instance. If it wasn't, the pitcher would walk you intentionally, right?
Many times pitchers do walk Votto intentionally by not giving him anything to hit. If they get down 2-0 or 3-0 in the count they just walk him instead of serving up something for him.
I may be wrong, but I think Brandon Phillips leads the team in grounding into double plays.
Despite having the #2 and #4 guys in all of of the MLB in OBP, the Reds are 11th in the Majors in runs, so they are doing something wrong?