...after Jose Valverde walks Hatteberg on 5 pitches - including 2 that reached the backstop - Kearns is up there swinging at pitch one? With a 2 run deficit? Against a guy who has a history of control problems?
BTW - He popped out. IMNSHO, he could have worked a walk out of Valverde, or found a pitch to hit.
NO reason in the world to go swinging at pitch one with a guy like that.
Austin will NEVER cross the bridge that separates stars in this league from guys who only have the potential to be stars until he stops doing stupid crap like that.
The throw that he made earlier in the game was nice. I have not forgotten it.