Originally Posted by TSJ55
So you're saying that passing up a run and banking on scoring more is counter productive? Knowing better than most that baseball is a game of failure?
You are assuming that you can get that one run in the first place. It isn't a promise. Do all that you can to get yourself on base. If you don't get a pitch to try and get a hit on, then take your free pass to first base and hope the next guys gets a pitch to hit. A bad hitter getting a good pitch to hit is probably a better scenario to work with than a good hitter getting a crappy pitch and trying to do something with it.