The two spots different this year. With a runner on almost half the time, the pitcher is in the stretch. More fast balls, fewer splits and sliders. Nothing that bounces. With cozart's power, it leads to good AB's.
It really shows the trickle down effect, and just how good Votto was last year before he got hurt.
“I’ll just take my walk,” he said, to laughter. One reporter followed up that Hamilton might be able to score from first on a single. “If he does, that’s great. Isn’t that crazy? Think about that: I hit a single and got an RBI. Like I said, crude stat, right?”