With the Bucs latest 17 K performance this afternoon at the Detroit Tigers and the hands of Max Scherzer, is it time for Gregg Ritchie to go as the Buccos hitting instructor? He has done nothing in the 3 years as hitting coach and does not seem to be elevating anyone's game at the plate of the current players on the roster. Yes, Cutch is hitting .336 after today's game, but I would give that up to his talent than a hitting coach. The Bucs as a team are currently striking out at a whopping rate of 25% of the time? This is quite alarming for any team, especially one this young. Plus throw in that Max Scherzer who after today's 15 K game has a 6.26 ERA and teams are hitting .318 against. The Angels who have been slumping all year fired their hitting coach recently in Mickey Hatcher who had been with the Angels for a long time and had a decent track record. Gregg Ritchie has been a minor hitting instructor prior to his arrival three years ago in Pittsburgh and has done nothing to cement himself as a proven teacher to this club nor looks like he is going to do anything to get this team hitting anytime soon. The Bucs are last in runs scored, last in total hits, 28th out of 30 in doubles, 28th in triples, last in RBI's, 20th in home runs, 29th in average, 29th in total bases, last in OBP%, 28th in SLUG% and last in OPS% in all of the majors. It is time for Gregg Ritchie to go. His time is up!
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