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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Finally one hit at somebody.
    It's Chris Speier's fault.


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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Rolen pops out to 2nd.

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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    I think its in the middle here. Wainwrights hit was groved. Jay looked like a loss in concentration after he should have been out on the bunt. He made a decent pitch to Carpenter who did a good job to pull it through the hole at 2B. Homer defeinitely grooved a few there.
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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I plan to start a thread soon on how BABIP has become the cop out for bad pitching. This is an example.

    BABIP stands for batting average on balls in play. Homer allowed a high BABIP that inning because he grooved his average fastball right down Broadway.

    Yes, if he was real lucky, those shots might have been hit right at somebody and turned into outs.

    But generally throwing meatballs will result in a high BABIP.
    I only consider the balls that Holliday and Wainwright hit to be legit hits. The rest were bad luck.
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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Homer has gotten squeezed a few times this inning.
    You could say that about any pitcher pitching in any game of the season. His command is awful. Getting squeezed is probably the smallest of reasons for his struggles that inning.
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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Hanigan grounds out to 2nd.

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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    Homer = FeS2
    Okay, I give up - what's FeS2?
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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    You could say that about any pitcher pitching in any game of the season. His command is awful. Getting squeezed is probably the smallest of reasons for his struggles that inning.
    True, but Homer has such a thin margin. If he doesn't get the corners he is in trouble.
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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Bailey grounds out to short. 3-0 Cards after 3.

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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I plan to start a thread soon on how BABIP has become the cop out for bad pitching. This is an example.

    BABIP stands for batting average on balls in play. Homer allowed a high BABIP that inning because he grooved his average fastball right down Broadway.

    Yes, if he was real lucky, those shots might have been hit right at somebody and turned into outs.

    But generally throwing meatballs will result in a high BABIP.
    I agree that BABIP is a rough tool. There is a lot to be said for how hard a ball is hit. Obviously, the harder a ground ball is hit, the more likely it is to get through the infield.
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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    I only consider the balls that Holliday and Wainwright hit to be legit hits. The rest were bad luck.
    And the lead off double to Schumaker...
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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    True, but Homer has such a thin margin. If he doesn't get the corners he is in trouble.
    I agree with you completely, but that says more about him than it does the umpire

    At this level, you've got to be able to overcome tight strike zones and not being able to hit spots. If you don't, that's what separates the really good pitchers from the middling ones.
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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I plan to start a thread soon on how BABIP has become the cop out for bad pitching. This is an example.

    BABIP stands for batting average on balls in play. Homer allowed a high BABIP that inning because he grooved his average fastball right down Broadway.

    Yes, if he was real lucky, those shots might have been hit right at somebody and turned into outs.

    But generally throwing meatballs will result in a high BABIP.
    Definitely.

    BABIP is a luck stat. Sometimes the pitcher is lucky and sometimes the hitter is. It doesn't tell you if the pitcher grooved a fastball.

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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    Molina flies out to right on the first pitch

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    Re: 8/26/12 - Reds vs Cards

    For the record, Reds didn't get a run off of Wainwright until the 5th inning the last time they played him and they ended up beating him. As long as the Cards don't take a huge lead, this game is far from over.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.


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