Originally Posted by 11larkin11
I don't buy the "at least see a few pitches" thing. If you're looking fastball, you get a fastball middle in, why take it?
Because he's at the top of the order, it's a method of trying to get a feel for what the pitcher is throwing that night not only for yourself, but for your teammates as well.
If he had hit it solidly into a glove I wouldn't have said anything. But he grounded out weakly. That AB was basically a complete waste with no redeeming qualities.