Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
With Oswalt, you have to be....he doesn't walk guys, and if u don't swing, you'll be at his mercy in a hurry, because he's a strike machine. Getting hits or fouls is the only way to really run up his pitch count
I could buy that if it was just against Oswalt. But we've seen this all season, and Dunn/Griffey's absence has only exacerbated the problem. This team is hacktastic, and IMO it's hurting the offense in a big way.