Here is the Reds lineup by batting spot with OBP/OPS
I don't think I need to explain anything when looking at that. The highest OBP ranks as suchCode:1: .324/.772 2: .311/.709 3: .304/.706 4: .306/.699 5: .417/.849 6: .362/.805 7: .341/.950 8: .389/.839
Obviously Paul Bako and David Ross won't keep up their lines and are fine in the #8 spot. However, you really just have to wonder what is going on down in the dugout. The manager doesn't realize an 0 - 22 streak. Bats the centerfielder leadoff for every single game of the year. And the trio of centerfielders on the team (Hairston, Patterson, Freel) have a combined -9 on the plus/minus system of baserunning analysis.Code:5: .417 8: .389 6: .362 7: .341 1: .324 2: .311 4: .306 3: .304
The baserunning analysis is pretty simple and uses categories such as:
1st to 3rd
2nd to Home
1st to Home
If you successfully do one of these you get a +1, and if you are out you get a -1. So that means our centerfield trio have had been out on bases 9 more times that they have been safe when taking extra bases. It maybe a -10, as I don't know how quickly it is updated and don't know if it counted against Freel for tonights game.
Aggressive? Or foolish?