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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    oh well -- it looked like a good start
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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    Frazier called out on strikes. Two on, a double steal, but two strikeouts end the inning.

    Which leads me to a question I've been meaning to ask.

    Are the Reds hitters succumbing to the pressure of games against good teams?

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    The Reds futility with RISP continues...........

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    HRod is up for two games while Phillips is away. I'm sure nobody in the Reds' organization intended for him to start either of his two games with the team.

    Choo walks to lead it off.
    Exactly. He was called up to be additional depth off the bench at 2B while Phillips is away and Izturis fills in.
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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    Getting RISP with two outs is a curse for this team.
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    K!

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by New York Red View Post
    Getting RISP with two outs is a curse for this team.
    Nobody wants to answer my question, maybe I'll start a thread.

    Are the Reds hitters succumbing to the big game pressure of playing good teams?

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Nobody wants to answer my question, maybe I'll start a thread.

    Are the Reds hitters succumbing to the big game pressure of playing good teams?
    No, they are professionals.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Nobody wants to answer my question, maybe I'll start a thread.

    Are the Reds hitters succumbing to the big game pressure of playing good teams?
    Pressure? I don't know. Except for a few, our position players are just being out hit and out played by the opposition.

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    I don't think it has anything to do with pressure. It has to do with the fact that the team has struggled with injuries and has insufficient depth to cope.

    The fact that Cozart and Hanigan have been ciphers and Frazier is mired in a sophomore slump complicates that calculus.

    Throw in a couple of ill-timed bullpen meltdowns and there you have it.

    Even with all that, they're still in pretty good shape to make the postseason. Things could be a lot worse.

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    Without looking up his swing % in the strike zone and outside the zone...I'm guessing that Frazier has some funky numbers. Maybe it just seems that way, but I swear he takes a lot of pitches in the zone, then swings at a ton of stuff out of the zone.

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    Izturis almost goes yard. But not quite.

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Nobody wants to answer my question, maybe I'll start a thread.

    Are the Reds hitters succumbing to the big game pressure of playing good teams?
    Our numbers 6-9 of our batting order are statistically amongst the worst offensively in baseball. Choo and Phillips have been in a steady decline for weeks. Our bench hitters started well, but have been automatic outs for weeks.

    Bottom line is, IMO, except for a few, our offensive players are just average to way below average hitters.

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Nobody wants to answer my question, maybe I'll start a thread.

    Are the Reds hitters succumbing to the big game pressure of playing good teams?
    The older I get - the better I was

    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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    Re: 6/26/13 - Reds @ Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan View Post
    Our numbers 6-9 of our batting order are statistically amongst the worst offensively in baseball. Choo and Phillips have been in a steady decline for weeks. Our bench hitters started well, but have been automatic outs for weeks.

    Bottom line is, IMO, except for a few, our offensive players are just average to way below average ball players.
    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.
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