Originally Posted by flyer85
the 2-0 pitch was thigh high right down the middle, exactly the kind of pitch he should be swinging at (the 2-1 pitch they rightly called him on) but in those situations you are looking for a pitch to drive and score multiple runs. Why let the pitcher off the hook by taking a really good pitch to hit?
I'm with you.
On topic of the main post, Thom beats things to death. But thankfully he knows that and didn't mention plate patience tonight.
Brantley is only refreshing for me basically because he can recognize pitches, especially changeups. I swear no non-player can recognize a change up and it drives me crazy when they sit there and talk about the slider when it is not.