We're still good
Heisey is a .750 OPS hitter on the first pitch and overall. He has walked 12 times the entire season.
His current approach is resulting in Heisey being a fourth outfielder.
Last edited by Kc61; 08-31-2012 at 11:13 PM.
Ho hum. Starting September almost 10 games up.
"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
Altuve grounds out to short. Reds win 9-3! Magic number now 22 and hopefuly will very shortly be 21.
Is it "next season" yet?
What's interesting is that Heisey's career OPS on the first pitch is 1.002 and you want him to change that?
His OPS when ahead: .964. Even count: .877. Behind in the count: .530.
Sounds like your ideology isn't very good for him personally.
Hard not to like how humble Bruce is.
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be this far up with one month to go. Great job.
Last edited by WVRedsFan; 08-31-2012 at 11:34 PM.
1.002 OPS on the first pitch. What part of that is problematic for you?
Like Tony said... you don't try to make hitters into something they're not. Some people prefer high tops. Other prefer loafers with khakis. Some people like hitting early in the count, others prefer waiting until later. Not everyone can be Joey Votto or Albert Pujols. Joe Morgan had a Hall of Fame career hitting pitches early in the count. Does he have bad fundamentals?
A hitter should hit the pitch he feels he has the best chance of hitting. Doesn't really matter if that's 0-0, 0-2 or 2-0.
A walk is preferable to a strikeout, but a good pitch to hit is preferable to the mere chance of a walk.