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    Quote Originally Posted by 8th Region Warrior View Post
    Votto finally swings at a pitch tonight with bases loaded. Problem is they had thrown 11 straight balls. Thought it was gonna cost Red legs. They’re playing good baseball and as I’ve said in other threads if healthy they rally for above 500. I just hope we don’t do any dumb trades.
    Remember, I did not bring this up before the posters start calling me names. Somebody agrees with me that he should took a pitch.
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    Did you guys see Scooter score on that ground ball last night? He hustled and went all out to score that tying run. Give me a lot like him. He is the best all around player on the team and Reds will let him walk.

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    ^ Best all around player?

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    If the tying run wasn't on 3rd, swing away Votto, but he was about to be walked and tie the game. Should have taken the 3-0 pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Did you guys see Scooter score on that ground ball last night? He hustled and went all out to score that tying run. Give me a lot like him. He is the best all around player on the team and Reds will let him walk.
    Let him walk? He's under contract through 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    In baseball it is all about the situation. I realized players today don't go by the laws of baseball and Votto is the at the top of the list. He swings when he should take and takes when he needs to swing. I don't know if he gets it or don't give a crap. If you guys who think I am crazy, don't you remember your coach say we don't swing 3-0.
    The World Series announcers just talked about it how players swing in 2-0 and 3-0 counts. It is all about stats and not the team.
    Do you realize how rare the situation was last night? In over 300 plate appearances, Votto reaches base 94% of the time with a 3-0 count. Let that sink in...94 times out of 100, Votto is getting on base (and scoring that run). For Pete's sake, he's got more hits on that count than he's made outs, and still has 264 walks to go with it! If there's ever been a guy in baseball whose eye's I trust and give the green light to, it's Joey Votto. End of story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    This is good no doubt but you just have to know Baseball 101 or IQ that you don't swing on a 3-0 count, with bases loaded and tying run on third. Take a pitch in that situation is taught at every level especially after throwing that many balls in a row. Votto's is such a great hitter that he can hit on a 3-1 count just as good. If Votto would have hit a Grand Slam, I would have been happy, but it was bad Baseball.

    You will hopefully understand when I take the side of one of the great hitters in the game over some guy that complains about said player constantly when we are debating baseball IQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    I He swings when he should take and takes when he needs to swing. I don't know if he gets it or don't give a crap. .
    This is why I generally stay out of these threads.

    Gross generalizations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    How about Hunter Greene last night.


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    Looking forward to his 2020 debut with the Reds.

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    If it matters to anyone, Tucker Barnhardt also had the green light on the 3-0 pitch the bat before Joey Votto.

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    Greene's last 10 starts

    2.31 ERA 50.2 IP 39 H 9 BB 59 SO

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    Let him walk? He's under contract through 2019.
    Doesn't matter when contract is over. They will trade him or let him walk but I hope I am wrong. Love watching him play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    If it matters to anyone, Tucker Barnhardt also had the green light on the 3-0 pitch the bat before Joey Votto.
    Like I said, thing are different now that back in the day. Pete Rose would have never ever swung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    Do you realize how rare the situation was last night? In over 300 plate appearances, Votto reaches base 94% of the time with a 3-0 count. Let that sink in...94 times out of 100, Votto is getting on base (and scoring that run). For Pete's sake, he's got more hits on that count than he's made outs, and still has 264 walks to go with it! If there's ever been a guy in baseball whose eye's I trust and give the green light to, it's Joey Votto. End of story.
    Probably would have had 265 and another RBI last night if....................................oh well.

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    Scooter helps me make my point with a Home Run in the first inning.

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