"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
When this team starts hitting - and IMO it will - watch out! Because the pitching has simply been solid. And pitching wins.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Pitching wins when hitting put a few runs across the plate. This team lacks that very keen skill making the first rule completely null and void.
But saying that the offense is the problem. No clutch hitting at all. The same problem as last season and so unfortunately it's probably not going to get any better.
Reds Fan Since 1971
DO you normally bring in a guy who you stated at the first of the season wasn't ready for high leverage situations because of injury, into a high leverage situation?
What about Marshall? He looked really rusty the other night because he is not getting used.
Tim McCarver: Baseball Quotes
I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.