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Anyone worried about Pearce yet?


ChuckS

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Yes. Worried that 2014 will be the outlier.

That's probably the more likely scenario, quite frankly. Nothing about his career says he's a consistent threat at the plate.

Every year, Buck and the boys find somebody to unexpectedly have a career year or put the team on their back at the plate for a good stretch. Three years ago, it was Reynolds. Two years ago, it was Davis. Last year, it was Cruz and Pearce. Who knows who it'll be this year, but they tend to come back to earth (or skip town). Jones is really the only guy you can pencil in consistent production for year in and year out.

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Odds are against Norris pitching a good game vs the Red Sox on Sunday. His command is not up to pitching against a hitting team like the Sox. We just saw that with the Jays.

When you say "a hitting team like the red sox" what do you mean?

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Pearce is suspiciously out of the lineup again. I am all for giving Paredes a shot but it seems very un-Buck-like to go with a young guy just because of a cold spell. Something up with Pearce? Nursing an injury? Done something to get in Buck's doghouse? He seems to have instantly gone from semi-starter to last guy on the bench. Only 7 ABs in the last 5 games.

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Pearce is suspiciously out of the lineup again. I am all for giving Paredes a shot but it seems very un-Buck-like to go with a young guy just because of a cold spell. Something up with Pearce? Nursing an injury? Done something to get in Buck's doghouse? He seems to have instantly gone from semi-starter to last guy on the bench. Only 7 ABs in the last 5 games.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pearce said he's out of lineup again cuz he has been lost at the plate. Says he is fully healthy. Feels like he lost everything at plate</p>— Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) <a href="

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I blame Scott Coolbaugh. Obviously Pearce thrived under Jim Presley and now he's lost. Why can't this team hire a hitting coach that just instructs the players to hit homers to all fields and walk a lot and never strike out?<iframe id="rufous-sandbox" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" style="display: none;"></iframe>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pearce said he's out of lineup again cuz he has been lost at the plate. Says he is fully healthy. Feels like he lost everything at plate</p>— Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) <a href="
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I blame Scott Coolbaugh. Obviously Pearce thrived under Jim Presley and now he's lost. Why can't this team hire a hitting coach that just instructs the players to hit homers to all fields and walk a lot and never strike out?<iframe id="rufous-sandbox" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" style="display: none;"></iframe>

Or maybe that injury to his right calf has screwed up his mechanics a bit?

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Pearce started out hot last season, hit a cold patch mid season, and heated up again in the second half. Let's hope the same thing happens this year. He was tearing it up in Spring Training and the first couple games of the season and has been cold since so I could see him getting hot again at any time.

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