Friday, June 16, 2006

Situational Hitting.........NOT

Before I start the rant, let me say I'm a big Varitek fan, not as big a fan as AA wife perhaps, but still a fan.

The situation is this:

Top of the eigth, 2 out, bases loaded, pinch hitter called to the plate, the pitcher is getting tired and having problems with location. So I'm thinking the hitter should take a F***in' pitch, see what the pitcher's got for stuff and make him throw you a strike or two. But no, first pitch swinging at a ball up near the eyeballs!

This has been a chronic problem for Boston hitters for years now, here again, I love Nomar, he's still my favorite player, but the guy had/has no concept of situational hitting. I can't count the number of times I've seen a guy walk on four pitches only to have the next guy hack at the first pitch. In the eigth last night the only guy who had a quality at bat was Trot, as much that it pains me to encourage the southern cousin. He took a pitch, then got one he could lift out of the infield and drove in the run in with a sac fly.

This is a recurring theme with this team that goes back a few years. I've lost count at how many times they load the bases, nobody out and can't push across a run. Leaving me screaming at the TV "Get the f***in' thing out of the infield!!!!"

I think it's time for a talk with the squad about situational hitting, anyone have Francona's cell number?

3 comments:

Zebster said...

Oh, I'm with you there, Cuz. There's nothing that drives me crazier than that. If the inability to get a runner in from third isn't the worst, it's the guy who just has to pull an outside pitch into a groundball to short with a runner on 2nd and no outs.
Give me a Sammy, you've set me off! LOL

Karen said...

From a completely "stupid blonde, set women back 200 years" comment, when you look like Varitek, nothing you do it wrong

TrotRocks said...

Trot Rocks. I think in general real baseball tactics get punted, but they still end up in the playoffs.