Originally Posted by dougdirt
My hitting philosophy is pretty simple.
Before 2 strikes, only swing at pitches you can do damage with.
With two strikes, only swing at pitches in the strikezone.
Players don't hit well on pitches outside of the strikezone. Don't expand it trying to make something happen.
I don't think we're far off with the exception that I believe scoring the runner via sac fly is "doing damage". If the pitcher has given you that opportunity, it was a mistake, and the hitter should make him pay the price immediately. Not wait around and hope he makes another bigger mistake.
Your point is well taken though.