Originally Posted by redsfan4445
Well if I was batting and saw the entire left side of the infield standing between 2B and 1B, i WOULD go the other way.
The problem with that approach is that when a defense shifts over like that, the pitcher pounds the batter inside, to increase the likelihood that the batter will pull the ball into the defense. It's real tough to go the opposite way with inside pitches.
The other thing is that Adam's game isn't built around "finding holes" through the infield. It's about driving the ball into the outfield. When he's hitting the way he's capable of, the infielders are essentially superfluous. That being the case, it really shouldn't matter to him where they are positioned.