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    Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    Rebound Friday.....

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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    I understand that Dusty Baker has no use for Chris Heisey but come on now. Jay Bruce is 1 for 26 against Wandy Rodriguez with 13 Ks. Rodriguez can just throw his glove out on the mound and get Bruce out. Heisey is 3 for 8 with a double and a homer. I guess you might say Jay is due. I don't know. Rodriguez has that big lefty curve.
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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    I understand that Dusty Baker has no use for Chris Heisey but come on now. Jay Bruce is 1 for 26 against Wandy Rodriguez with 13 Ks. Rodriguez can just throw his glove out on the mound and get Bruce out. Heisey is 3 for 8 with a double and a homer. I guess you might say Jay is due. I don't know. Rodriguez has that big lefty curve.
    That is what I would label a big-time...no....HUGE mistake in lineup construction.

    Unless we learn that Heisey is out for some reason.....

    OTOH, maybe it just came to Baker.

    Epiphanies are impossible to explain. And almost as difficult to resist.
    Last edited by malcontent; 04-27-2012 at 05:18 PM.

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    Dave you are spot on. This is my biggest problem with dusty. Everyone says hes a "feelings" and "Match up" guy. Then he goes and does something like this. We is he not consistant in these decisions.

    On the flip side bruce was Since coming home. Maybe he is in the begining of his hot streak. Riden while hes hot I guess.
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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    Code:
    BATTER	   AB	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
    Jay Bruce  26 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	13 	.038 	.038 	.038 	.077
    Yeesh. Might be better for him to sit this one.

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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    Just a terrible choice.

    Unless Heisey is out for another reason...

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    Reds need to rough Wandy up. You don't want to claw your way back to .500 only to start dropping back again. You would think Cueto and Latos would have the edge in the next two game though. Play Ball.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    That is what I would label a big-time...no....HUGE mistake in lineup construction.

    Unless we learn that Heisey is out for some reason.....

    OTOH, maybe it just came to Baker.

    Epiphanies are impossible to explain. And almost as difficult to resist.
    Everybody has their own personality and their own coaching style, but I have watched Dusty long enough to know a couple of things. I will not comment on his use of players - only that when Dusty starts trusting his gut feelings and epiphanies he is making a mistake. He does not have that type of personality and he is not that type of manager. Sometimes you need to know who you are and I don't think even after years of coaching, that Dusty knows who he is.

    In a positive sense here is how I would sum up Dusty. He is an offensive minded manager who is able to allow talent to emerge from talented players. He is able to use his skills as a former player to foster hitting. He is also able to cultivate pitching, but has a knack for using it ineffectively.

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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    Just a terrible choice.

    Unless Heisey is out for another reason...
    I doubt the thought ever even crossed Dusty's mind.

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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    Quote Originally Posted by mu4103 View Post
    I doubt the thought ever even crossed Dusty's mind.
    I guess not.

    But he's seen Bruce flail away during all of those 26 AB, I think.

    What part of "utter futility" doesn't he understand?

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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    I guess not.

    But he's seen Bruce flail away during all of those 26 AB, I think.

    What part of "utter futility" doesn't he understand?
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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    It seems like every game we're facing either a pitcher who is on fire or a pitcher who has owned us historically. Or in some cases, like today, both.
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredmechanism View Post
    Code:
    BATTER	   AB	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
    Jay Bruce  26 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	13 	.038 	.038 	.038 	.077
    Yeesh. Might be better for him to sit this one.
    That has to be one of the worst batter vs pitcher splits of all current players with a minimum of 26 AB's. That's so bad it has to be a typo. Wow.
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    Easy first for Leake.
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 4/27

    Good start.
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