birdwatcher55 wrote:Carlos Lee is washed up. I don't see where Reynolds is killing this club right now. Bettemit failed in the clutch as well last night. We had a chance to break it open early last night and failed. Six other folks also went 0-for-6 in RISP situations
Matt P wrote:After drawing his 2nd walk on the day in the 10th inning he comes around to score on Teagarden's double to give the O's a 1-0 lead in the top of the 10th. Also, has had a few great scoops at 1B today. Get this bum off the team!
Again, a sub .700 OPS from your first baseman is not going to cut it. Nice to see him take walks because he certainly has a hard time putting the ball in play. He was 0 for 7 with six strikeouts in the other two games in the series stranding numerous baserunners.
Matt P wrote:
If he was 0-7 with 6 groundouts would you be as hard on him? The entire team strands runners at an alarming rate and Reynolds as I pointed out is arguably the top "clutch" hitter on the team.
No I wouldn't. Strikeouts do nothing for the team. With Chris Davis on second and none out in a key situation on Friday night he struck out. A groundball to the right side would have been great in that situation... He certainly wasn't the top clutch hitter on the team this series. I think he stranded around 5 runners on Friday night over 3 of his at bats (all 3 were strikeouts).
I would definitely give Adam Jones the label of top clutch hitter on the team over Reynolds.
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