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  • Intentionally walk him every time.

    11 16.67%
  • Let your staff go mano y mano.

    5 7.58%
  • Let the situation dictate your approach (i.e. runners on, base open).

    48 72.73%
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Thread: Planning for Albert

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    Planning for Albert

    The Reds begin a three game set with the Cardinals on Friday where they will have their hands full with the best hitter in the game. If you are Dusty Baker and Dick Pole how do you direct your pitching staff to approach this one man wrecking crew.

    Pujols for the season .337 30hrs 77 RBI's .460 OBP .745 SLG .1205 OPS
    If you have a losing record at Reds games, please stop going.

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    I don't have a very good feeling about this series. With Volquez out, and Cueto/Harang having pitched the last two games, the Cards will miss our top three starters. That, combined with our terrible offense is a recipe for a bad series. The Reds need to find a way to win at least one game in this series.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    Bean him.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Bean him.
    Sounds about right

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    Pitch to him. At least someone will score some runs.
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    Re: Planning for Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Bean him.
    Beat me to it
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    Re: Planning for Albert

    Unless the bases are loaded walk him.
    This is the ol Left Hander rounding third and heading for home.

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    Pffff

    Worthless private polls...

    Man up, pitch to him, see if he can hit one 600 ft.

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    If we aren't up by 5 runs, walk him. If we are and no one is on base, pitch to him.

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    Try to turn him into Hal Chase!

    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    He averages .745 bases per AB when he isn't walked. If there are runners on base, walk him. If not, pitch to him... carefully.
    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.

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    Strike him out.

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Strike him out.
    62 BB, 32 K. I sure would like to see us help him even that ratio out... I'm just afraid of the results if we try. Shame the Cards will miss Cueto and Harang...
    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.

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Pffff

    Worthless private polls...

    Man up, pitch to him, see if he can hit one 600 ft.
    2nd hardest ball I ever saw hit was at the GAB 1st game after the 2004 AS break by Albert, it was a ROCKET and was out of the park in 2 seconds.

    Planning for Albert
    We're only making plans for Albert
    We only want what's best for him
    We're only making plans for Albert
    Albert just needs this helping hand
    And if young Albert says he's happy
    He must be happy
    He must be happy in his work

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    Re: Planning for Albert

    If Pujols has looked ahead(and I'm sure he has)and noticed the names Bailey, Owings, and especially Arroyo I guess he'll need no 4th of July viagra....the 4 hour erection record will definitely be shattered before tomorrows first pitch


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