7:29 pm March 17, 2010, by David O'Brien
March 18th, 20103:08 pm
as for mclouth…would you rather him go 0 for his first 30 during the year like andruw did a few years back? or kelly johnson?
Wait a minute, I remember now; Didn’t Andruw Jones start the 2005 month of April like 4-40 or something? I now remember he had a HORRIBLE first month of the season with us one year and he turned it around as the season went on and Bobby never benched him.
Also people, remember, Kelly Johnson went 0-30 to start the 05 season. Well, I’m sure everybody was crying ‘Bench him’ but Bobby kept playing him and KJ snapped out of his funk and worked his avg up.
You don’t bench guys whom are in a funk, especially veteran guys. You keep throwing them out there so they could get more at bats. Eventually the hits will come.
Luckily, Nate is having this problem in ST and not in the regular season. I’m sure he’s frustrated and is probably putting too much pressure on himself as others on here have mentioned but all the fans calling for his head shouldn’t put too much stock in ST numbers because they’re just warmup games. They don’t count.
I’m sure Bobby knows the kind of player Nate is from his years in Pittsburgh; he’s not going to lose any faith in him after a horrible slump in ST because that’s not Bobby; like I mentioned above he did not lose any faith in Andruw or KJ when they slumped MIGHTILY during the first month of the regular season one year.
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March 18th, 20109:40 pm
Good point, Biff. But the DBT album’s got about eight or nine times as many hits as him right now. That’s a bit of a concern, at least. Especially striking out twice in three plate appearances in three of his past five games.
But still got a couple of weeks to make progress. Spring stats are forgotten when the season begins.
March 18th, 201010:24 pm
down to .032? that’s about right on pace, cuz on april 4th, he’ll be at an even .000……just saying…
although i do think McLouth is a little bit of a head case…
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March 19th, 20109:08 am
I’m with the folks that say ST means pretty much Jack as far as how a player will perform in the regular season, especially for vets like Nate. I say you start the season with him leading off….but keep the hook close by. Just in case.
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