MORE COREY: Baker didn’t realize until Sunday that Patterson had been struggling so mightily on offense. He’s hitless in his last 21 at-bats, tying a career high. In his last 10 games, he’s 1-for-28.
“It didn’t seem like that because he’s not striking out. Most of the time when a guy is 0-for-something, he’s got a bunch of punch-outs in there,” Baker said.
Patterson has only struck out four times in 59 at-bats.
He’s one of the toughest players to fan in the league, with one strikeout in every 20 at-bats, Baker said.
“He’ll be all right,” Baker said. “He’ll be fine.”