What a catch by Bruce.
What was that about Bruce's defense regressing?
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Stubbs, though he might have better physical tools, has not manifested that talent into production. At this point, I don't see anything to suggest the lightbulb is going to go on for him.
Even if Stubbs is a slightly better defender, Heisey has been a better hitter. A .756 OPS for a CF is pretty good. That's Heisey's career number to this point.
Interestingly, Heisey's current career WAR (3.6) would be the same as Stubbs' (8.4) if extrapolated to the same number of plate appearances.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Jay grounds out to 2nd. 2-2 mid 7th.
Good outing by Bailey. Really, really solid.