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When Will Double Digit Strikeouts in A Game Stop?


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11 more strikeouts tonight. Reynolds? What can you say? 3 more strikeouts....2 looking. Does he want his release so he can take the rest of the summer off? Andino looked at a pitch over the center of the plate with two strikes in the 9th for naturally......strike three. We've seen this act at least 10 times from him this season.

Have we improved in the won-loss column in games after a day off? I know we had 8 hits but few in the late innings. 10 left on base tonight. Double digits in strikeouts and double digits in men left on base. That's a bad combination. Rick Dempsey just hit it right on the head during the postgame show. He said in little league we were taught not to loook at stike three with two strikes and the ball is close to the plate. I was taught the same thing. I guess when you get paid you don't have to follow that rule.

I've mentioned before about having him get his eyes checked. Someone followed that up a few days ago with......but he walks a lot. What's the old saying...sometimes a blind squirrel finds a nut! There are times he appears to be squinting in the dugout and at the plate. Maybe he wears contacts and needs them adjusted. Something is wrong. How do you drop from 37 HR's to single digits overnight? He lost weight......that's the answer.

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When we stop throwing out a lineup of low on base percentage strikeout guys. Reynolds, Davis, Hardy, Wieters, and Andino strike out way too much for their power numbers although at least Davis has a little pop. It's a slow, lumbering lineup that doesn't get on base, doesn't do the little things like moving runners over or just making contact. This lineup needs to be significantly overhauled before the Orioles will be serious contenders.

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Buck was just asked about the strikeouts on the postgame and he said sometimes their emotions get in the way and they try to do too much. Really! Really! Emotions? I don't care if they are looking for a 95 mph fast ball and they get a changeup. Swing the dam bat. You might dink one over the infielders head. We all remember Guerrero hit a ball that bounced in front of the plate and he got a hit against us a few years ago.

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When we stop throwing out a lineup of low on base percentage strikeout guys. Reynolds, Davis, Hardy, Wieters, and Andino strike out way too much for their power numbers although at least Davis has a little pop. It's a slow, lumbering lineup that doesn't get on base, doesn't do the little things like moving runners over or just making contact. This lineup needs to be significantly overhauled before the Orioles will be serious contenders.

Davis is fine. He's a good hitter, but streaky, and would get a lot less slack if there weren't so many other hitters on our team like him.

Hardy will keep getting better IMO. He's a good hitter that was just in a prolonged slump.

Agree with Reynolds, Andino and Wieters though. Andino seems to enjoy looking at two pitches an at bat right down the middle, then swinging while stepping out of the box.

I really liked Reynolds and thought he would turn it around, but he's just not seeing the ball like he usually does. He's swinging through pitches he normally hits 400 plus feet, and whole he always used to strike out a lot, it seems a lot more are now looking. At least he has a decent OBP I guess. He looks unconfident. He's been swinging a bit better lately, so I'm willing to give him a little bit longer to see if he can turn it around. He could carry the team offensively if he gets hot though.

And boy Wieters is really pissing me off. He just looks overmatched and over whelmed at the plate. He hits the ball hard once a week, can't catch up to a decent-good fastball, and swings through so many good hitters pitches. Idk what went wrong with him but he looks like a catcher who got to the majors because of his defense, at the plate, and IMO he looks very under confident when he's hitting. I don't think I've ever seen anyone hit the ball so softly, so consistently.

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Buck was just asked about the strikeouts on the postgame and he said sometimes their emotions get in the way and they try to do too much. Really! Really! Emotions? I don't care if they are looking for a 95 mph fast ball and they get a changeup. Swing the dam bat. You might dink one over the infielders head. We all remember Guerrero hit a ball that bounced in front of the plate and he got a hit against us a few years ago.

What does this have to do with anything? Are you suggesting that O's hitters should swing at pitches that bounce in front of them? Vlad was a freak of nature, but not someone whose plate discipline should be emulated.

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