huge steal and run again
Melbourne to Cincinnati - September 1st - 12th 2013
It wasn't hard to see that lack of speed was hurting this team's ability to score. Nice to see Hamilton rectifying that, at least late and close.
This kid is winning games for us and can't even hit. I wish he could be on our playoff roster.
XU Lou (09-08-2013)
I can admit when I am wrong, now is that time. BH should definitely be on the playoff roster!
Sorry if I missed this, but is Hamilton eligible for the playoff roster.
Cool stat they put up. 4 SBs in the first 4 games of a career hasn't happened since 1921. Until today with Billy "electric slide" Hamilton.
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
Hamilton has been amazing. As much today as the previous three. Love the kid. Want him to stick for postseason. But, here are my two questions:
1. Do you possibly let him hit in postseason assuming he gets fewer than five AB in Sept with inconclusive results? I think probably not. You keep using him only to PR, since clearly that has been working fantastically well for us.
2. Eligibility. This came up on the game thread. On one hand, seems Billy wouldn't be eligible for the playoff roster since he wasn't on the 25-man by Aug 31st. He was called up when the roster expanded on the 1st or 2nd. But, there is an allowance for "flex spots" which could be used if someone on the DL, as submitted to MLB on the 31st, couldn't be used. Then Hamilton could take that player's eligibility spot. Does that jive with what the experts here understand and, if so, how likely he ends up playing in October in your view given that (I think) the only two on our DL on Aug 31st were Cueto and Marshall? maybe Broxton?
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Reds & Nats, 2013 LCS. Take2 (9/13) Reds but no Nats
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