... from year to year with the Reds is our pitchers seem to inevitably give in to hitters and groove the ball, while the opponents are far more stubborn. Look at Westbrook tonight. The guy is an average pitcher on his best day. He nips and nips and nips around the strike zone all night long -- walks 4 in the first two innings -- and simply allows the Reds to get themselves out. Never gave in.
Meanwhile, you got Homer out there pitching batting practice early on and JA grooving that ball to Molina when the game was still in question.
I don't get it. Is it team philosophy or just guys that aren't very good? I tend to think it's the former because Westbrook isn't very good either.