Originally Posted by PuffyPig
He made contact each time, once on a scorching line drive.
Those aren't bad odds if you believe in BABIP.
Swinging at the first pitch and missing badly is a bad thing. Swinging and putting it in play is not so bad.
Exactly. Sometimes the best pitch to hit that you get IS the first pitch. It's not always a good thing to "work the count" if it means you let the hittable pitch sail past.