Our illustrious leadoff hitter is now hitting a stellar .201. His on-base percentage, the single most important statistic for a leadoff hitter, is .242. That’s so bad, it is incomprehensible. Patterson’s OPS is 596.
He made nine outs in yesterday’s game. In nine at-bats.
Everything I said yesterday about Patterson applies double today. It’s a complete disgrace that the management of this team thinks that Patterson is a leadoff hitter. More discouragingly, it makes you wonder whether management has a clue at all — especially Dusty Baker, who has watched Patterson suck in person for several seasons.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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