Author Topic: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1  (Read 34181 times)

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Offline shoeshineboy

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #350: September 01, 2008, 07:33:37 PM »
Happy to get a great win today, but I was going crazy at the ballpark over the ridiculously dreadful performance of the rookie relief pitching, not to mention the decisions on said relief pitching. This has been going on all year with our pitchers. When will these guys (players and coaches alike) learn that walks kill and you have to stay ahead of pitchers and throw strikes. We have too many pitchers who are afraid to give up hits and are too afraid to stay agressive with batters. Baseball has some simple math involved. Don't walk people and let the other team walk you and you will win over the long haul. The best hitters get a hit 3 out of 10 times, the worst 2 out of 10 times. The difference comes with all the free passes and mistakes because pitchers are afraid to get batters out with strikes. The Phillies pinch hit Pedro Feliz and you would have thought Babe Ruth came off the bench. What we witnessed today was inexcusable, especially given the lead we had and the team we were facing. It was ridiculous to come so close to literally giving this game away.