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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Once again the RH bats not doing anything.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake View Post
    Once again the RH bats not doing anything.
    Exactly. This inning says it all. Choo and Votto get on. The second and fourth guys do nothing.

    Then up to Bruce who is not a high percentage guy, but can do serious damage.

    Good luck Jay.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Bases loaded on a walk. Up to Frazier with bags full.

    Good luck, Frazier.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    God I hate you Fox, I'm getting Tampa at Toronto here.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Sums up so much of the problem this season. Awful inning.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Pitch around Votto and Bruce, make the right handers beat you. Not very difficult to see how to approach the Reds' lineup.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Still following the script of threatening early but coming up short. Good thing I'm leaving for a college football game shortly and will miss the portion of the game where they are no-hit for 4-5 innings.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    We've seen it all year. This team just does not hit with two outs with runners in scoring position. That's the reason the Cards are in first and the Reds aren't.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Phillips with a little grounder, no DP, first and third for Bruce, two outs.

    BP not hitting.
    needs to be bold IMO
    The older I get - the better I was

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

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    The Reds #2 hitter has a .632 OPS and cleanup hitter has a .702 OPS.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Martin flies out to right. 1st and 3rd.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by xsteve1 View Post
    We've seen it all year. This team just does not hit with two outs with runners in scoring position. That's the reason the Cards are in first and the Reds aren't.
    Here's my theory. Problem is the huge fall off after Choo, Votto and Bruce in offensive performance.

    With two outs, pitch around the big three. Face a weaker hitter. That guy will likely fail and usually does.

    So, today, Choo gets on. Pirates immediately use this strategy. Pitch to Ludwick, Phillips, Frazier. Pitch around Votto and Bruce.

    It's easiest with two outs. Just never allow one of the big three to hit with two outs men on. Pitch to the others and usually succeed.

    Votto and Bruce back to back can help impair this strategy, but of course it leaves the order below cleanup quite weak. Phillips also impaired this strategy when he was hitting so well with men on base earlier.

    It's not a two out problem. There are just too many hitters having below average or worse seasons. Gives the opposition an easy target.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Barmes strikes out swinging. 0-0 mid 2nd

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Byrd was a heck of a pickup for the Pirates. Wish the Reds would've tried to get him.

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    Re: 9/28/13 Reds v. Pirates

    Rocky start to the inning, but Arroyo takes care of business.


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