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BeerHandle
06-02-2004, 09:20 AM
Uribe has only one multi-hit game during the last six games. Is Uribe coming down to his true talents or is it a hitting slump? He looked bad last night.

6/1 = 1 for 6
5/30 = 1 for 5
5/29 = 0 for 3
5/28 = 1 for 4
5/27 = 3 for 5
5/26 = 1 for 4
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TOTAL = 7 for 27 (.259)

nasox
06-02-2004, 09:22 AM
He has come back down to earth a little but I think last night he wasn't prepared to lead off. I think there was too much pressure on him to get on base and he could not concentrate. I hope he regains his fire.

fledgedrallycap
06-02-2004, 09:23 AM
Hitting .259 in a week doesn't qualify as a slump in my book.

BeerHandle
06-02-2004, 09:25 AM
Originally posted by nasox
He has come back down to earth a little but I think last night he wasn't prepared to lead off. I think there was too much pressure on him to get on base and he could not concentrate. I hope he regains his fire.

I did not like that he was batting lead off. He should bat 2nd.

nasox
06-02-2004, 09:29 AM
Originally posted by fledgedrallycap
Hitting .259 in a week doesn't qualify as a slump in my book.
But it is a departure from the .350 or whatever he was batting. Almost a full .100 points. That is a pretty big jump. If it continues, it will become a slump.

elrod
06-02-2004, 09:36 AM
He also belted the ball last night. Other than his first AB and the two against Duscherrer he hit the ball well. Of course that's half the at-bats. But it doesn't look like a slump.

ode to veeck
06-02-2004, 10:37 AM
We were surprised to see him in the leadoff spot last night, and while we can see checking him out there a couple of times, we're not convinced its a good spot for him.

ode to veeck
06-02-2004, 10:41 AM
and oh yes, I almost forgot:

:chickenlittle

ma_deuce
06-02-2004, 10:43 AM
Why worry about Uribe? Just put him back at the #2 spot and immediately turn their attention to trading Valentin or fixing Crede. They has been slumping all year.

Deuce

Dadawg_77
06-02-2004, 10:49 AM
When a player doesn't walk, their production tends to be very volatile. So this is to be expected from Uribe.

BeerHandle
06-03-2004, 09:16 AM
Is Uribe in a slump now! Another game without a hit and a chance to bring in Crede with two outs in the 10th. Is Uribe going to be a fluke? I hope not! I think he has the talent, but needs to stop swinging at the high heaters.

6/2 = 0 for 4
6/1 = 1 for 6
5/30 = 1 for 5
5/29 = 0 for 3
5/28 = 1 for 4
5/27 = 3 for 5
5/26 = 1 for 4
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TOTAL = 7 for 31 (.225)

BeerHandle
06-03-2004, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by BeerHandle
Is Uribe in a slump now! Another game without a hit and a chance to bring in Crede with two outs in the 10th. Is Uribe going to be a fluke? I hope not! I think he has the talent, but needs to stop swinging at the high heaters.

6/2 = 0 for 4
6/1 = 1 for 6
5/30 = 1 for 5
5/29 = 0 for 3
5/28 = 1 for 4
5/27 = 3 for 5
5/26 = 1 for 4
-------------------------
TOTAL = 7 for 31 (.225)

I forgot. Didn't he get picked off and caught stealing yesterday?

Fungo
06-03-2004, 09:35 AM
Originally posted by BeerHandle
I did not like that he was batting lead off. He should bat 2nd.

Agreed. I understand the logic behind him leading off and Harris batting second to break up the string of righthanded hitters to make it a little more difficult for opposing managers later in the game, but Uribe should bat second. Hitting in front of Thomas doesn't hurt either.

ode to veeck
06-03-2004, 09:40 AM
Even though he had the double high off the extra wall in right center Tuesday, he was 1/6 in the leadoff spot.

Wed, he got on base on a fielder's choice that should have resulted in no outs (Dramsfeldt base running error) and knocked in a run. Other than that, we was 0/3 with 2 Ks but also two walks

I like Harris back in the leadoff spot, but the experiment may not be yet over