Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider gave his thoughts on Cincinnati Reds’ monster rookie Eli De La Cruz.
Schneider reflected on the game in an interview following Toronto’s 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Tuesday.
Toronto won the day, but it was a tough game against Cincinnati.
De La Cruz’s RBI triple in the bottom of the fourth inning completely shifted the momentum in Cincinnati’s favor. With the bases loaded, De La Cruz hit a line drive to the right field fence, and when right fielder Cavan Biggio’s throw went wide, he drove it home.
According to MLB.com, it took De La Cruz 15.3 seconds to reach home from the plate. That’s the fastest time for a Cincinnati player since Statcast began measuring it in 2015.
“He’s a talented player,” Schneider said of De La Cruz. “It was a hard hit, a little bit of a weird play. I have to admit I didn’t stop. We put too much effort into the delivery and the ball didn’t bounce the way we wanted it to,” he recalled.
“He’s a lot of fun to watch as a fan, but as an opposing coach, you don’t want to see that. He’s a player who can do those things. He’s instinctive, he’s talented.”
Toronto, however, won the game 4-3. Davis Schneider’s solo home run in the top of the fifth after tying the game was the difference.
“It was a big home run,” Schneider said. It gave us the momentum,” Schneider said.
“I missed a pitch in my second at-bat, and then I didn’t miss it,” Davis Schneider said of his at-bat.
“I learned from watching the game from the bench,” said Schneider, who hasn’t had much playing time lately. Whether it’s pitchers or hitters, they’ve all had a lot of experience here, so I’ve been listening to what they’re thinking and learning from them, and I’ve also been watching and learning because things happen in the game,” he said, adding that he tries to learn by watching the game.
“Everybody knows I’m weak against high fastballs. I know that. When I’m at the plate and they’re throwing it to me, I’m fouling it off and holding it down. That’s when they’re going to throw strikes,” he said of his approach to dealing with his weakness.
“We know what he’s got, and he knows it,” Schneider said. He’s very confident. He didn’t miss pitches he should have hit,” Schneider said, praising the rookie’s effort.
Starter Chris Bassitt pitched six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits, one home run, one walk and six strikeouts. “It was great,” Schneider said. He was efficient early on,” Schneider said, crediting Bassitt with setting the tone for the game.온라인카지노
“I was more concerned with the movement of my pitches than the hitters,” said Bassett. It’s not easy to know in advance how someone is going to react to a certain ball. I figured out how their swing reacts to my pitches. Overall, it was good,” he said of his pitches.