Re: Reds vs Mets 5/18/05
It's OK to swing at the first pitch and ground out to 2B every other at bat. But if you look at strike three to end the game, you will be punished.
I had major problems with Austin Kearns letting strike three go by without even giving himself a chance. I don't think that means you give your team less of a chance to win the next game. And I have just as much of a problem with Casey trying to pull outside corner pitches all the time and grounding into double plays at an incredible rate.
Dave Miley doesn't care much for Austin Kearns. Sean Casey gets a free pass and a hallowed spot in the lineup.
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