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    FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    A bit ironic that FeLo was charged with a fielding error on the first ball hit to him as the new Washington SS on Friday night. FeLo muffed a routine doubleplay grounder in the 2nd inning, the runners were safe at 1st and 2nd base.

    FeLo batted 2nd and went 0-for-4.

    Kearns played CF and batted clean-up. He went 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch.

    FeLo & Kearns left a total of 10 runners on base.
    FeLo & Kearns, with 2 outs, left a total of 7 runners on base.

    The Pirates defeated the Nationals in Pittsburgh, 7-4.

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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    Okay, but if we update every time they play poorly, lets be sure to update when they go 4-4 with a homer too.

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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    I just happened to think it is a bit ironic that a major reason FeLo was traded was because of his weak defense and he goes on to flub the first ball hit to him while with his new team.

    I have no intention of giving a daily FeLo/Kearns update.

    I'll leave that for you or anybody else who would care to do that.
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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    Clayton flubs sure grounder, almost costing Reds a win...

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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal
    Clayton flubs sure grounder, almost costing Reds a win...
    A little exageration to be sure. It didn't even cost us a run. It could have cost us the game, but any error in any situation might cost you the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig
    A little exageration to be sure. It didn't even cost us a run. It could have cost us the game, but any error in any situation might cost you the game.
    However, it was a huge play in the game. It could have been a most critical out and brought the go ahead run to the plate instead of ending an inning. How to minimize how big it was at the moment.
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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig
    A little exageration to be sure. It didn't even cost us a run. It could have cost us the game, but any error in any situation might cost you the game.
    I agree. REDS fans should understand that an error can cost the team the game... we've been living that way all season (and last year too).

    RE: Clayton's error... "could ofs" don't play. I didn't like the error, but fortunately the team picked him up. Prior to his arrival there were errors at that position that did hurt the team (more than once).
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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    Clayton is 36, a below average SS who is only marginally better defensively than what was here in Lopez. He is a huge offensive downgrade and playing him everyday will only make the task of winning more difficult.
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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    Castro or Phillips should be playing SS. I would even take Rich over Clayton at SS.
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    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    All I know is the rationale for putting a toothpick carrying hitter into the line-up is that "he makes the sure plays". Well, last night, he sure as hell did NOT make the sure play. In fact, looking at his defensive stats, he is no more likely to make the sure play than the departed Felipe. And, his error last night was ginormous. It prolonged the inning, and brought the go-ahead run to the plate. It was a kick-to-the-groin error, and we are all fortunate as fans that Mercker actually retired a lefty last night (when will Narron get the memo Merck isn't a LOOGY?). But there is no way to minimize that the Reds sent packing an actual major league bat for a guy who OPS' just a bit better than Puffy under the guise of defense when even his defense is not all that good.

    Clayton's error last night was crazy bad. No two ways about it. Especially when you consider that his alleged vet-hands are the reason he is now on this team...

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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal
    Clayton flubs sure grounder, almost costing Reds a win...
    Thanks to the word "almost," right there's all of the proof we need that FeLo for Clayton was an even swap!
    /r/reds

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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    Right. Because if Clayton isn't a defensive improvement from Lopez, which he is not, then they are just the same offensively, right? (Insert proper sarcastic tone please)

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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    Clayton is black hole at the plate ( sub 600 OPS against RHs) and below average in the field. And he is not going to get any better (he is actually slightly above his 60% PECOTA projection) so it is likely what the Nats got the first half is better than what the Reds will get in the 2nd half.
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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    I didn't realize that Lopez was traded for Clayton? I don't think anyone beleives that Lopez is not better than Clayton.

    Lopez and Kearns were traded because we had inhouse replacements and needed pitching very badly. The fact remains that we aren't using one of those inhouse replacements (Freel) to move Phillips to SS.

    The fact remains that Lopez is just as likely (probably more so) to commit an error as Clayton is.

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    Re: FeLo Flubs First Grounder As Washington's New SS

    I hope to see Castro at SS more than Clayton, at least until Castro's bat cools off. I would like to see Phillips playing SS in 2007.


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