Joe Morgan is telling Joey Votto, "I told you to expand the zone."
Joey Votto chokes again.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
bases loaded. 1 out. hitters 4 and 5 up. both strike out. Unacceptable.
Larkin Fan (09-07-2013)
anyone that says that is on Votto is out of their darn mind.
I guess Ludwick and Bruce both forgot that you can get RBI's by getting walked. All of those pitches they swung and missed at weren't even close. I could tell they were balls as soon as they left Grienke's hand.
It's weird that Ludwick and Bruce couldn't. Idiotic play by those two.
There are no hunting accidents...It's called kharma.
well...its baseball you forget that inning and move on
Choo grabs a fly and its 1 down
Greinke with 8 K's in 5 innings. Reds could end the season with 6 hitters with 100 or more K's
Philosophically, though, that is why Votto sometimes would be better served to expand the zone. The Reds just need to get the ball in play to score runs sometimes. When you have hitters four and five striking out that often, you're wasting too many opportunities.
Not at all blaming Votto. Just saying that type of situation happens too frequently with the Reds.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
I think Greinke just stepped off again...
Greinke flies to Ludwick in left 2 down
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