Nice, inning ending DP!
Gameday says Ludwick left with a leg injury?
Ludwick out with a groin injury. Reds say precautionary. He was stretching it out on second base.
Why do you care what pitch Heisey swings at if he continues to hit .812 against right-handed pitching? Honestly, I don't see why it matters too much. Results are results and after nearly 900 plate appearances, one has to think it's not a fluke.
Heisey can swing at whatever pitch he likes. If he, as a CF, puts up an .812 OPS against RHP, he fits that role you describe perfectly.
I haven't reviewed his lifetime numbers, but this year Heisey has a very high BABIP which is helping his overall numbers. Not all luck, for sure, but maybe partially luck.
The Reds have enough power. I'd like to see them use CF to get a player who gets on base at a high clip, can bat leadoff. Can set the table for Votto, et al.
That's my basic point. Heisey has good power and plays very hard. But I think there are probably better fits for this team.
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Just like that, we've got a ball game.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
There go the wheels.
I think the Reds' centerfielder should have a .350 OBP, not .316. I think Joey Votto becomes a 125 RBI man with better tablesetters. I see CF on this team as a tablesetting position given the mix of players on this team.
On a power starved team, Heisey probably is a good pickup, he has good power and other skills. For the Reds, I'd prefer a CFer who hits at the top of the order and gets on base more.
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