With the exception of a couple of hitters, he's ahead of everybody. I can think of two pitches he threw that didn't go precisely where he wanted them to go. That's pretty special.
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This club as a whole swung and missed entirely too much. Putting base-runners in motion where you're gong to swing and miss, it's not really pretty when you do something like that. It's pretty ugly at times.
To expect to be able to score seven or eight runs is ridiculous. It hasn't happened in the history of the game.
He made a very good pitch to Linden. In other circumstances, it's a bat that's broken in half and a soft single to right field, but as a result of the sacrifice bunt that followed a walk, it was a game-winning hit.
They don't have to be ashamed about performing the way they did last night and staying after it the way they did. Two days in a row, we've been in a position in the latter part of the game with a chance to win. Over the course of the next 160 games, you're very hopeful of the fact that you continue to do that a number of times. If you continue to do that ... you are going to win your fair share of games.
I'm not advocating taking a ball on the first pitch every time up there. A couple of times (yesterday), the first pitch was there, and we swung at it. But I'm continuing to see these guys take smart approaches to hitting, and that's encouraging.
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