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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Part of the problem:

1st inning counts after 2 pitches/3 pitches:
Marte: 1-1/double on third pitch
Mercer: 0-2/1-2
McCutchen: 1-1/1-2
Jones: 1-1/1-2
Alvarez: 1-1/1-2

2nd inning counts after 2 pitches/3 pitches:
Sanchez: 1-1/1-2
Walker: 1-1/pop-up
McKenry: 0-2/1-2
Cumpton: 1-1/1-2

3rd inning counts after 2 pitches/3 pitches:
Marte: 0-2/1-2
Mercer: 0-2/1-2
McCutchen: 2-0/2-1
Jones: 1-1/1-2
Alvarez: 1-1/1-2

So far . . (I'm typing as Sanchez bats) . . 14 Pirates to the plate and only one hitter has been in a hitter's count (2-0). 4 hitters have faced an 0-2 count and 9 have faced a 1-1 count. But . . . 11 of the 13 batters that have not put the third pitch in play are facing a 1-2 count. Only McCutchen has faced a 2-1 count.

Folks . . notwithstanding the run scored in the 3rd . . . you cannot expect any semblance of productivity when battling from behind.

You can now add Sanchez: 1-1/1-2. 12 of 14 batters are hitting from a position of weakness/pitcher's strength. Recipe for failure.

As I finish this, Choo singles on a 2-0 count.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:48 pm 
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No. 9 wrote:
Through 2 innings for Pirates' offense:

Number of outs: 6
Balls in play: 3
Runners reaching base on balls in play: 2
Strikeouts: 5


Third inning:
Number of outs: 3
Balls in play: 6
Runners reaching base balls in play: 3
Strikeouts: 0
Runs: 1

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Good throw there by McKenry.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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No. 9 wrote:
No. 9 wrote:
Through 2 innings for Pirates' offense:

Number of outs: 6
Balls in play: 3
Runners reaching base on balls in play: 2
Strikeouts: 5


Third inning:
Number of outs: 3
Balls in play: 6
Runners reaching base balls in play: 3
Strikeouts: 0
Runs: 1


Fourth inning:
Number of outs: 3
Balls in play: 3
Runners reaching base balls in play: 1
Strikeouts: 1
Runs: 0

So far . . . Bucs are 6-12 in reaching base when a ball is put in play.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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Runs scored by Reds in this four game series so far: 7
Solo home runs: 5

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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Cumpton cant find the strike zone, it might be time to get him out of there.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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Only a solo shot for Pedro. Why did we take him 2nd overall?

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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nad69dan wrote:
Cumpton cant find the strike zone, it might be time to get him out of there.


He's got one more in him at most.
This is where not scoring more runs last night kills.
Had to burn 6 bullpen innings after a strong Locke performance.

Watson, Reid, Morris are available. As is Welker.
Betting that Grilli, Melancon and Mazzaro are emergency only.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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StarlingArcher wrote:
Only a solo shot for Pedro. Why did we take him 2nd overall?


Freakin' bum.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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Bertie wrote:
StarlingArcher wrote:
Only a solo shot for Pedro. Why did we take him 2nd overall?


Freakin' bum.


Anything less than a 3 run, bases empty homerun every time up is just unacceptable and he should be booed.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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I don't usually like bunting, but with the need for only 1 run late in the ballgame and Cutch up afterwards, I might do it.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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Dammit, Barmes!!

Err..... :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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Calling for a bunt there is a no brainer. More lack of execution.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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Outside the box thinking here . . . do you pinch hit Martin for Jones? I'd seriously consider it . . .

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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I don't think it's a terrible idea. Cingrani is a lefthanded strikeout specialist. Terrible matchup for Jones and Alvarez.

Bunting and baserunning seem to be constant sources of struggle with this team. And I mean that over the past few years, not just this year.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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Well, given that 5 innings seems to be the new normal, we can be satisfied with how Cumpton performed vs the Reds. One earned run, five hits and only one walk is pretty darn serviceable. Good on ya, Mate!


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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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Another stellar effort by Jones to put the ball in play with a runner on third and less than two out.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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Chances of Pedro getting a hit against a tough lefty . . . I'd put it at less than 5%.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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C'mon Pedro - clear the bases.

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 Post subject: Re: 6-20-13 Pirates @ Reds
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Crunch time for Pedro....


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