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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Ludwick strikes out looking.

    Double switch.

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    The Pirates/Brewers game is so slow. Less runs and 2 innings behind as they're still in the top of 5th.
    Is it "next season" yet?

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Bruce walks

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Ball 4 to Jay looked like strike 2, but whatevs.
    "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."

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Frazier grounds into a 1-6-3 DP. 7-2 Reds mid 7th.

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    Patience doesn't work for everyone. Sometimes guys are more comfortable earlier in the count when they're more likely to see a good pitch to hit.

    I like patience too, but I don't think it's fair for everyone to be expected to have the same style of hitting.
    Patience, IMO, is not a style it's a fundamental for a hitter.

    Some guys can get away with being impatient and swinging early and often. So far in his career, Heisey hasn't succeeded that way.

    He's hot now, great, but learning to take a few pitches wouldn't kill him.

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    LeCure in to pitch

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Bogusevic pops out.

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    LeCure in to pitch
    Sam had some trouble after this injury but looked better last time. Maybe he's ready to get it going again.

    Good spot for him here to throw a couple of innings. One out.

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Patience, IMO, is not a style it's a fundamental for a hitter.

    Some guys can get away with being impatient and swinging early and often. So far in his career, Heisey hasn't.

    He's hot now, great, but learning to take a few pitches wouldn't kill him.
    It's not a fundamental. Fundamentals for hitting are balance, footwork, arm positioning, handling of the bat, etc.

    Being selective or not is a style. It's not a fundamental. The BABIP is not statistically any different on the first pitch than it is the fifth pitch. If a guy feels more comfortable hitting on the first pitch, then they should do so provided they're not hacking at just anything.

    There is no magical formula to success as a hitter. You can achieve it in a variety of ways.
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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Nice work Sam.
    "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."

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Greene strikes out. 1-2-3 inning. 7-2 Reds after 7.

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    It's not a fundamental. Fundamentals for hitting are balance, footwork, arm positioning, handling of the bat, etc.

    Being selective or not is a style. It's not a fundamental. The BABIP is not statistically any different on the first pitch than it is the fifth pitch. If a guy feels more comfortable hitting on the first pitch, then they should do so provided they're not hacking at just anything.
    BABIP doesn't have much to do with it. BABIP only applies to balls hit in play.

    When a batter is patient he can walk more. He can strike out less. He can perhaps homer more. None of those things are reflected in BABIP.

    Patience, waiting for a pitch you can handle, is a fundamental part of hitting. Great ball strikers can succeed without it, but most mortals do better if they wait for a pitch they can handle.

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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    LeCure with a good inning. As for Heisey, regardless of his hot streak, he is not the answer in CF. Maybe he will get us something good in return this winter, but he will likely swing at everything and go cold again. And remember we are playing Houston.
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    Re: 8/31/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    LeCure with a good inning. As for Heisey, regardless of his hot streak, he is not the answer in CF. Maybe he will get us something good in return this winter, but he will likely swing at everything and go cold again. And remember we are playing Houston.
    I don't know that anybody believes he's the 'answer' in CF, but at this point he's better than Stubbs.
    "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."


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