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    And they tie the game on a ground ball to the pitcher that Hughes could not handle. Reds have flat blew this game thanks to Garrett and Hughes. Also, bad decision to leave Garrett in the game but who would have thought that he could not throw a strike.
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    Cubs up 8-7 in a complete choke job.

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    Here is where I have my most problem with Votto. Reds down one in the ninth, Votto leading off and facing a pitcher he has never got a hit off of. He goes 2-0,knowing we need a runner, and swings at the next pitch and grounds to first. Just not good baseball. He acts like he has no clue of the situation.

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    Tough losing that one with a 5 game lead. Hopefully they get it done for me tomorrow.

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    Reds lose 8-7 on a absolutely terrible loss. You just can't lose these game just like when leading 7-2 against Brewers last weekend. Oh well, on to Daytona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Here is where I have my most problem with Votto. Reds down one in the ninth, Votto leading off and facing a pitcher he has never got a hit off of. He goes 2-0,knowing we need a runner, and swings at the next pitch and grounds to first. Just not good baseball. He acts like he has no clue of the situation.
    So, you have a problem with a good hitter, swinging on a hitter's count? We get it, you don't care for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    So, you have a problem with a good hitter, swinging on a hitter's count? We get it, you don't care for him.
    Not true at all. I do like him and you guys must not understand baseball. He has to what ever it takes to get on base and he has the best eye on the team. Every coach coach all over the land are telling their player to make him throw a strike before you swing, especially in that situation. It has nothing to do with being the best hitter. His job is to get on base, and he did not give himself the beat chance to get on.

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    Garrett just walked the 7th and 8th batters in the lineup. Neither one on them swung on 2-0 or even 3-1 counts because they made him throw a strike and both walked. I honestly am amazed that people on here don't understand my point. It does not matter if you are the best hitter or the worse. You take on 2-0, down one in the ninth inning. By him swinging, tells you he would rather get a hit than try to work a walk. I can not explain it any better.

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    I care about the Reds winning every game. That's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Garrett just walked the 7th and 8th batters in the lineup. Neither one on them swung on 2-0 or even 3-1 counts because they made him throw a strike and both walked. I honestly am amazed that people on here don't understand my point. It does not matter if you are the best hitter or the worse. You take on 2-0, down one in the ninth inning. I can not explain it any better.
    Correct, you can not explain it. You want one of the best hitters in the game, take a strike right down the middle, when he’s batting over .400 in that situation, against a pitcher that walks one batter every 4 games in hopes of him getting a walk.

    My guess is this why everyone on here as well as every coach/announcer/analyst disagrees with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    Last 7 starts: 2.04 ERA, 39.2 innings, 35 hits, 9 ER, 18 BB, 41ks.

    Billy Hamilton last 18 games BA .351 (20-57). Maybe increasing his trade value. Hes also 4th in MLB in defensive WAR.
    Where are you getting the 4th in MLB in defensive WAR? This doesn't show him in the top 43.

    MLB Wins Above Replacement - WAR - Major League Baseball - ESPN

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Not true at all. I do like him and you guys must not understand baseball. He has to what ever it takes to get on base and he has the best eye on the team. Every coach coach all over the land are telling their player to make him throw a strike before you swing, especially in that situation. It has nothing to do with being the best hitter. His job is to get on base, and he did not give himself the beat chance to get on.
    That is absolutely not the way every coach all around the land is telling their players. As a matter of fact, the Astros won it all and had the best offense in baseball, by taking an aggressive approach. The Red Sox have taken that same approach after hiring Alex Cora and went from 10th in runs scored to 1st. Does it work every time? No. But against the type of pitches throwing the speeds that they do today. It is the favored approach, especially for hitters like Votto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    Correct, you can not explain it. You want one of the best hitters in the game, take a strike right down the middle, when he’s batting over .400 in that situation, against a pitcher that walks one batter every 4 games in hopes of him getting a walk.

    My guess is this why everyone on here as well as every coach/announcer/analyst disagrees with you.
    Obviously, you have never played baseball. If he is a good a hitter as you say, and he is, his chances on 2-1 are just as good as 2-0. Honestly, you have never heard a coach say take one or make him throw you a strike. I am turning 60 and you just be younger. The game is played much differently than 30 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    That is absolutely not the way every coach all around the land is telling their players. As a matter of fact, the Astros won it all and had the best offense in baseball, by taking an aggressive approach. The Red Sox have taken that same approach after hiring Alex Cora and went from 10th in runs scored to 1st. Does it work every time? No. But against the type of pitches throwing the speeds that they do today. It is the favored approach, especially for hitters like Votto.
    Wish the Cubs would have told their hitters that today against Garrett. You think it is easier to get a hit than draw a walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Wish the Cubs would have told their hitters that today against Garrett. You think it is easier to get a hit than draw a walk.


    Considering the walk rate is about 10% while the league batting average is around .250 and Morrow has given up more than twice as many hits as walks allowed, yes I'd say that is accurate. They weren't down multiple runs and had a hitter that was fully capable of hitting his pitch out and tying the game. If it were Peraza, Hamilton, Barnhart or even Winker fine take a pitch. Or if you don't have the tying run at the plate, take a pitch. If you've got the tying run at the plate with Votto, Gennett, Suarez or even Schebler then they have the greenlight period.

    Big difference in Russell and Caratini coming up down 3 and Votto, Gennett, Suarez or Schebler batting down 1. Once swing can tie it. That's what you pay those guys to do.

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