...A fantastic number for an ERA, atrocious for pitches per plate appearance. This is Brandon Phillips' P/PA.
I hope that when Narron and the coaches are preaching hustle when running out weak grounders and pop-ups, they're also talking about a little thing called patience at the plate and working the pitchers.
Just an observation.
For comparison (small sample size fully acknowledged):
Gonzalez - 4.32
Ross - 4.30
Griffey - 4.20
Freel - 4.09
Hamilton - 4.06
EdE - 3.98
Hatteberg - 3.96
Valentin - 3.71
Conine - 3.63
Surprising to see Gonzo (I still prefer my idea of "Chuckles" for his nickname) and Ross at the top. Also, Dunn is usually among the NL leaders in P/PA, not that I'm complaining about his results so far at the plate.
The NL leader is Morgan Ensberg with 4.91 P/PA.
We need to see more patience out of BP, especially if he's going to keep getting ABs at the top of the lineup.