Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36

Thread: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

  1. #1
    Member paulrichjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Savannah, TN
    Posts
    4,152

    So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    I have been impressed with him lately and found this on the Enquirer website.


    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/spo...el/5808231002/

    Akiyama looks like a different hitter than he did last month. He ranks fourth in the Majors in the month of September with a .489 on-base percentage. The three hitters above him, Mike Trout, Freddie Freeman and Jeff McNeil, were All-Stars last year.

    I think Dick Williams made at least one good move this winter.
    Tim McCarver: Baseball Quotes
    I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.

  2. Likes:

    CarolinaRedleg (09-26-2020),fondfoat (09-16-2020),Hamilton95 (09-16-2020),M2 (09-15-2020),Ron Madden (09-16-2020),SirFelixCat (09-15-2020),Tom Servo (09-15-2020)


  3. Turn Off Ads?
  4. #2
    Member Tom Servo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    32,729

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    It's funny to me that he points to the hit off Darvish because I feel like a lot of guys will say they started clicking a few games or many games before it shows up in the stat line. but for Shogo it really was right after he had bottomed out in an 0-5 effort that left him with a .495 OPS going into that game against Darvish. Ever since he's been fantastic.

    And hey even with his bad struggles early on he's out-OPSing Shohei Ohtani, Jose Altuve, and Javier Baez on the season at the moment.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

  5. Likes:

    Hamilton95 (09-16-2020),Ron Madden (09-16-2020)

  6. #3
    We have a pool and a pond Bob Sheed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    A pond is good for you.
    Posts
    1,782

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    Shogo quit listening to somebody, and started listening to someone else.

    Like night and day. Love it.
    He said he was curious about the crowd but didnt want to stay and talk. Im heading out, he said. This is a super-spreader event.

  7. Likes:

    Hamilton95 (09-16-2020),sdm24 (09-16-2020)

  8. #4
    Titanic Struggles Caveat Emperor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The 513
    Posts
    13,528

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    I'm shocked that a guy in his first season in a new country playing in a new league took some games to get adjusted.
    Cincinnati Here We Go.
    30 Years and Counting...

  9. Likes:

    alwaysawarrior (09-16-2020),Cant Touch This (09-16-2020),CarolinaRedleg (09-26-2020),Chip R (09-16-2020),fondfoat (09-16-2020),GAC (09-17-2020),Hamilton95 (09-16-2020),HammerTime (09-16-2020),Jim (09-16-2020),jimbo (09-17-2020),Kingspoint (09-16-2020),Kurt Stillwell (09-21-2020),KYExtemper (09-26-2020),MikeS21 (09-16-2020),OGB (09-18-2020),Old school 1983 (09-16-2020),pahster (09-17-2020),Patrick Bateman (09-16-2020),Plus Plus (09-16-2020),RedlegJake (09-16-2020),RedsBaron (09-18-2020),RedsfaninMT (09-16-2020),Revering4Blue (09-16-2020),RiverRat13 (09-16-2020),Ron Madden (09-16-2020),Roy Tucker (09-16-2020),smixsell (09-16-2020),StRedlegs900 (09-16-2020),SunDeck (09-16-2020),thatcoolguy_22 (09-16-2020),wally post (09-16-2020),WildcatFan (09-16-2020)

  10. #5
    Member Kingspoint's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    All around
    Posts
    9,853

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    Based on the number of games played, we would normally be entering Memorial Day Weekend.

    The assumptions earlier based on extremely small sample sizes were crazy to read. You'd think it was the internet that I was looking at.
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."

  11. Likes:

    alwaysawarrior (09-16-2020),Hamilton95 (09-16-2020),Ron Madden (09-16-2020)

  12. #6
    First Time Caller SunDeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    5,723

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    Fire Dick Williams, of course!
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.

  13. Likes:

    Patrick Bateman (09-16-2020),Ron Madden (09-16-2020)

  14. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Southwest Ohio
    Posts
    5,139

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I'm shocked that a guy in his first season in a new country playing in a new league took some games to get adjusted.
    Lol! And its not even a "normal" season at that!
    I think I throw the ball as hard as anyone. The ball just doesn't get there as fast. Eddie Bane

    We know we're better than this ... but we can't prove it. Tony Gwynn

  15. #8
    We have a pool and a pond Bob Sheed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    A pond is good for you.
    Posts
    1,782

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    Welch said on the broadcast last night that when Shogo first got here, he was concerning himself with launch angle and bat speed, but that wasn't working for him so he went back to just trying to drop it in shallow outfield.

    And they can't shift on him because he sprays it everywhere.

    I'm sure part of Shogo's slump was due to getting acclimated. I'll buy that. But the change was night and day, and last night Welch told us why.

    Other slumping Reds should take note. Maybe don't swing so hard that you fall down when you miss, and just try to put a good bat on the ball?
    He said he was curious about the crowd but didnt want to stay and talk. Im heading out, he said. This is a super-spreader event.

  16. Likes:

    Kingspoint (09-16-2020),MrRedSkull (09-18-2020),Revering4Blue (09-16-2020),UKFlounder (09-16-2020)

  17. #9
    Member Old school 1983's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    4,269

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sheed View Post
    Welch said on the broadcast last night that when Shogo first got here, he was concerning himself with launch angle and bat speed, but that wasn't working for him so he went back to just trying to drop it in shallow outfield.

    And they can't shift on him because he sprays it everywhere.

    I'm sure part of Shogo's slump was due to getting acclimated. I'll buy that. But the change was night and day, and last night Welch told us why.

    Other slumping Reds should take note. Maybe don't swing so hard that you fall down when you miss, and just try to put a good bat on the ball?
    Except Winker. It looked like it kinda worked for him.

  18. #10
    Member Shoeless Jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    164

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I'm shocked that a guy in his first season in a new country playing in a new league took some games to get adjusted.
    Yes but he speaks very good English, so it wouldn't have been a problem.
    "Baseball is only dull to those with dull minds."

  19. #11
    Be the ball Roy Tucker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Mason, OH
    Posts
    15,967

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sheed View Post
    Welch said on the broadcast last night that when Shogo first got here, he was concerning himself with launch angle and bat speed, but that wasn't working for him so he went back to just trying to drop it in shallow outfield.

    And they can't shift on him because he sprays it everywhere.

    I'm sure part of Shogo's slump was due to getting acclimated. I'll buy that. But the change was night and day, and last night Welch told us why.

    Other slumping Reds should take note. Maybe don't swing so hard that you fall down when you miss, and just try to put a good bat on the ball?
    Parenthetical note: I think the quality of the commentating in Reds games seems to have ticked up. What has changed? Hmmmm, let me think.....
    Its not the thing you fling, its the fling itself.

  20. Likes:

    *BaseClogger* (09-16-2020),forfreelin04 (09-16-2020),GAC (09-17-2020),M2 (09-16-2020),pahster (09-17-2020),Revering4Blue (09-16-2020),Ron Madden (09-16-2020),smixsell (09-16-2020)

  21. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    267

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    The early season platooning did'nt help. Guys need regular at bats.

  22. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    33

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    It appears that the Reds in general are attacking early pitches that are in the middle of the strike zone more and just trying to make contact with 2 strikes rather than swinging out of their shoes. I am assuming the coaching staff has changed their hitting philosophy as of lately.

  23. #14
    Member podgejeff_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1,316

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Parenthetical note: I think the quality of the commentating in Reds games seems to have ticked up. What has changed? Hmmmm, let me think.....
    They are so much more loose. The atmosphere seems to be more jovial, although I think that's just a side effect of Jim Day being there. Everybody seems to like that guy.

    I honestly think his play by play skills aren't even that good. But Welsh and Cowboy have seemingly stepped up their game since Thom left (they've been quite good imo), and I think both Lecure and Graves have been a plus.
    Last edited by podgejeff_; 09-16-2020 at 02:17 PM.

  24. #15
    We have a pool and a pond Bob Sheed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    A pond is good for you.
    Posts
    1,782

    Re: So maybe just maybe Shogo can hit!

    Yeah that whole broadcast team now. So much more loose. No other explanation, it has to be because Thom is gone.

    At first I was thinking, wow strange coincidence that Lecure, Day, Welch have such good chemistry. Then Brantley did a few and it was the same. Then Graves did a few and it was the same as well.

    It was Thom. I think he deserves another chance. Somewhere else. Maybe NFL. The Reds are better off without him in the booth.

    Back to the original topic. Yes, perhaps the swing out of your shoes approach works for Winker. But as a team philosophy, it does far more harm than good. Just look at the results. Yuk. Shogo figured it out. Quite a few others need to follow suit.
    He said he was curious about the crowd but didnt want to stay and talk. Im heading out, he said. This is a super-spreader event.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | cumberlandreds | Gallen5862 | Kinsm | Plus Plus | Powel Crosley | RedlegJake | The Operator