I'm so worried tonight's walk-off will equate to bushels of hideous at bats and K's for Stubbs and an ongoing lousy OBP. Dusty's quote re-affirms his aversion to walks with a new flourish of stupidity:
From The Enquirer:
“At that time of the game, you’re just looking to do anything you can,” Stubbs said. “When relievers come in, you’re not trying to work on pitch counts or anything like that.”
The Reds, who also beat Atlanta on Saturday, have won two consecutive games for the first time since a three-game sweep of the Dodgers (at Dodger Stadium) from June 13-15.
Francisco Cordero (4-3) was the winner in relief.
While Stubbs is the major league leader in strikeouts (130), he also has 13 homers and 25 steals.
“People are always saying to get deep in the count and take pitches, but why take pitches if it’s going to be a good pitch to hit?” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “Attack and be aggressive.”