Encarnacion's Plate Discipline
This kid still impresses me every game with his, dare I say, "professional at-bats." He was down in the count 0-2 today in the 7th inning with 2 outs, battled back and fouled off a few pitches. Got the count full and eventually lined a single to center. That continued the inning for LaRue who singled and then Juan Castro probably provided us with our Frische's Big Boy, Big Play of the Game. That AB was crucial to continue the inning.
I know Marty has mentioned many times that EdE has had some great AB's this year, and I can't agree more. His maturity at the plate is light years above last year. After last year I thought he was like a Wily Mo, where he just swung at bad curves and sliders and could hit fastballs. This kid is gonna be good!