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On Tuesday night, there was a baseball monster at Great American Ball Park who was out committing some truly horrifying baseball carnage. Really, I think that’s all I really needed along the way.”.

Dietrich puts on handyman outfit to fix lights, Derek Dietrich was a bee exterminator during delay. Every time he smashed the ball he put on a showcase of post-home run confidence. In just 23 plate appearances against Pittsburgh, Dietrich has nine hits and seven have left the park. Those were simply the appetizer for Tuesday night, though. It was a complete and total decimation of a team that you hardly ever see.



“He’s locked in,” Bell said.
“It felt good, even with the two strikeouts,” Dietrich said. We’ve had some tough battles in the past, even when he was in Tampa Bay and I was in Miami, but the past is the past and today is a new day, and I just tried to put good swings on the baseball and do damage to the baseball.”, “[Dietrich] had a great day. CINCINNATI -- The Pirates have a nemesis, and his name is Derek Dietrich.

Starting in place of Joey Votto, Dietrich launched his first home run into the Allegheny River beyond PNC Park’s. Statcast shows that Dietrich has far exceeded his previous barrel percentages with 17.2 this season; his previous high was 9.0 percent in 2015. This is baseball.”, More: Reds manager David Bell livid after the latest hit-by-pitch from Pittsburgh in a 7-2 loss, More: Eugenio Suárez OK after hit-by-pitch on left hand, More: Derek Dietrich hits 3 home runs, takes curtain call in Reds' rout. Because otherwise, I don't know what they could have done. “He went into the eighth inning, which says so much. It gave him seven homers in 2019 against Pittsburgh.

But at the end of the day, it was a good team win, and I figure the rest kind of just takes care of itself.”.

Dietrich wasn’t the only Red to get a big ovation Tuesday. He’s embarrassed of his grandson.”. Like the way Milwaukee’s Eric Thames burned Cincinnati for 14 homers over the 2017-18 seasons, does Dietrich have a good feel for Bucs pitching? “I don’t get it. It rocketed off the bat at 110.2 mph and traveled a projected 436 feet, ricocheting off the bank of the river and into the water. Each of his past six hits has been a home run. “He's hitting our mistakes extremely well,” Bucs manager Clint Hurdle said.

At the very least, Dietrich has likely played his way into a guaranteed contract this coming offseason. I don’t get why you do that. Matt Monagan He’s hitting for power, but he has a really good approach at the plate. It mimicked another long look from the batter’s box he did on April 7 at PNC Park against Chris Archer, who enthusiastically celebrated a strikeout vs. Dietrich the previous season. Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. They believe in me and have given me an opportunity. Dietrich, who is making $2 million this season, started at first base the past two games for an injured Joey Votto. “We pregame plan. Some thought the Pirates might try to throw at Dietrich on Tuesday to punish him for his transgression. Michael Clair writes for MLB.com. Michael Clair It really has. Eric Chesterton

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The Reds struck for five runs -- all on home runs -- for the second day in a row after being shut out the prior three games. He will report to Triple-A Louisville. The Reds starters as a group had only allowed one homer coming into Sunday’s game for a Major League-best 2.9 home-runs-per-fly-ball rate; they were worst in the big leagues in 2018, with a 17.3 percent rate. He also has increased his launch angle from 15.5 degrees last season to 20.2. Derek Dietrich sends a souvenir into the river. Archer threw behind Dietrich the next at-bat, sparking a benches-clearing incident that got Archer suspended for five games. November 4, 2019: Cincinnati Reds sent 2B Derek Dietrich outright to Louisville Bats. It’s more than a streak at this point. •, Where to live in New York if you've just come into $324 million, impossibly sculpted abs went deep against the Pirates. It gave him seven homers in 2019 against Pittsburgh. It doesn’t make any sense to me.”. November 4, 2019: 2B Derek Dietrich roster status changed by Cincinnati Reds.

August 19, 2019 It doesn’t matter how many fans are in the seats, I’ve never experienced that on my behalf, and only once in Miami. Speaking of Bruce, Dietrich is the first Cincinnati player to have such a streak since Bruce -- then of the Reds -- had seven straight hits go for home runs six years ago (June 16-22, 2013). pic.twitter.com/BcZ4EJfreJ. As you get older and you look back, you want the youngsters to play the way that you did. “I don’t treat it any differently, honestly. It’s different if you’re a Hall of Fame player, you’re a 60-homer guy, you’re an established guy. Scooter Gennett is the lone Reds player to achieve the feat, doing it against the Cardinals on June 6, 2017. Again, it was to right center field and more than 400 feet deep. “Listen, [Archer’s] a great pitcher. And again, he gave it a good look. Scott Schebler hit a solo home run in the third inning, then Dietrich ripped his second of the day, this time off Kingham in the eighth inning.

He drilled …

He immediately dropped his bat and watched his home run from the batter’s box for a few seconds. Dietrich one-upped himself, blasting three two-run home runs on Tuesday.

The Pirates have a nemesis, and his name is Derek Dietrich.

The first came in the fourth inning off of Jordan Lyles, increasing the Reds’ lead to 3-0. I can remember a good friend of mine, Buck Showalter, made the comment about Ken Griffey Jr. when he had his hat backward. He deserved a zero right there.”.

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Filling in for an injured Joey Votto at first base, Dietrich smashed three home runs against the Pirates on Tuesday night. “Anybody can hit three, Derek,” the injured Gennett said as reporters gathered around Dietrich’s locker. He’s rolling in his grave every time this guy hits a home run. Dietrich makes a splash with 2 HRs into river. Replied Dietrich: “Scooter would’ve paid to turn the lights off if it was coming back around.”. On Monday, also against the Pirates, Dietrich went deep again and casually sauntered out of the box with a shake of his head. But it would have been nice to have the numbers say exactly what he did. The pitch sparked a benches-clearing incident and led to five ejections. He dropped the bat like his very swing had warmed it to 1,000 degrees and he needed to let it go.

“I just don’t see why – I don’t understand why you have to do that. Our game has changed. When baseball's biggest stars need a haircut, they come to José 'Jordan' López, By pic.twitter.com/2ndgYJ6zdk. I think Reds fans love to watch what they’re seeing with Derek Dietrich and really fans in baseball, in general, they like to see the swagger and they like to see the action.”, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Derek Dietrich on his big night. •, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the best baseball card collections in the world thanks to one man, By Frankly, it's so absolutely "Monty Python"-esque silly that it's hard to remember that he's doing this after hitting a home run: DIETRICH HIT EM WITH THE MJ SHRUG! They threw it inside, he hit it out of the park. “I've got to say it's probably the first time it's happened in my big league career. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, it's Derek Dietrich. Scooter Gennett was the last member of the Reds to have a three-homer night, blasting four round-trippers on June 6, 2017 against the Cardinals. On Monday, Reds utilityman Derek Dietrich hit a long solo home run off of Pirates reliever Alex McRae. Starting in place of Joey Votto, Dietrich launched his first home run into the Allegheny River beyond PNC Park’s gates to open the scoring for the Reds in the second inning. “That was cool,” Sims said. During the Reds’ 11-6 victory on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park, Dietrich had a career night with three home runs and six RBIs. PITTSBURGH -- Derek Dietrich had his third career two-homer game against the Pirates on Sunday, plating four runs in a heated game that ended with the Reds' eighth consecutive loss, 7-5.

Always enjoy talking to him, really good guy, but really got personal saying Dietrich’s grandfather would be ashamed of the way his grandson stands there and watches home runs,” Brennaman said. It’s pitchers, it’s position players, it’s other batters on other ballclubs.

It's not a number skewed by incredible fielding either -- they had set a 2.52 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) mark as well.
He was a fifth-round pick by the Yankees in the 2012 Draft out of the University of Arizona.